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Mint Julep

Ingredients (4)

  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup or superfine sugar
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Crushed ice
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Mint Julep

The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, but the classic combo of bourbon, mint, and a little sugar served over crushed ice is refreshing enough to enjoy all summer long. Serving it in a silver julep cup is traditional, and quite fetching. Bonus: Check out the best Kentucky bourbons to use if you want to keep it on-theme.

This recipe was featured as part of our Kentucky Derby Day menu.

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Instructions

  1. 1Muddle 12 to 20 mint leaves with simple syrup or sugar in a silver julep cup, then pour in bourbon.
  2. 2Fill the glass with crushed ice, and garnish with more mint leaves.
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