Mint Julep

Mint JulepThe Mint Julep is a classic Southern cocktail. Its roots are planted in its Kentucky Derby history and the Mint Julep has been the traditional cocktail at Churchill Downs for over a century. Of course, when you say “Kentucky,” you also say “bourbon” and this cocktail packs a bourbon punch, simmered down with some mint and sweetness. If you have never had a Mint Julep, you should. Give my take on this classic cocktail a try and stir up a Mint Julep.

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Mint Julep
Easy and delicious, double the Mint Simple Syrup recipe to make drinks for a crowd!
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Mint Simple Syrup
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1 cup water
  3. ½ package of Mint leaves
  1. 1 ounce of mint simple syrup
  2. 2 ounces of good bourbon
  3. 3 mint leaves and a sprig
To make Mint Simple Syrup
  1. Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer until the sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and add in the mint leaves. Cover and let seep for 10 minutes. Strain and chill.
To make Mint Julep
  1. In a shaker, combine Mint simple syrup, bourbon, 3 mint leaves and ice. Shake vigorously. Pour contents into an old fashioned glass or a Silver Mint Julep cup and add more ice, garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy!
Shaun Myrick

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