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Emeril's Mint Julep

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“A Southern tradition! Emeril's version takes some time so start it a few weeks ahead of time. Cook time is the setting time.”
480hrs 30mins
1 quart

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the water and sugar in a large non-reactive saucepan over medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Add the mint and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from the heat, cover and steep for 30 minutes.
  4. Strain the mint syrup through a strainer lined with several thicknesses of cheesecloth then cool.
  5. Combine the cooled mint syrup with the bourbon and pour into a sterilized bottle.
  6. Wait at least one month before drinking.
  7. To serve, fill a julep cup or Collins glass with clear, crushed ice and fill with the mint julep mixture. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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