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Kentucky Mint Julep

Today is the big day of the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.  If you can’t be there live to watch the race, you can still enjoy a Kentucky Mint Julep….that is if you have five minutes to spare.

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Kentucky Mint Julep


  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5

Description

A minty refreshing Kentucky bourbon drink.


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Crushed Ice
  • Kentucky Bourbon
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make a simple syrup by heating water to almost boiling. Add the sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add the mint and let steep for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Add crushed ice to a Julep glass or tumbler.
  3. Add 1/1/2 ounces of Kentucky Bourbon.
  4. Add 2/12 teaspoons of the syrup, or to your taste, and stir.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint leaf and serve.

Notes

  • The simple syrup makes enough for about three dozen drinks. Recipe can be cut in half or stored in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

  

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