Mint Julep - the Real Thing

Recipe by SusieQusie
READY IN: 24hrs 30mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 3 ounces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the sugar & water in a saucepan. Boil, while stirring, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat & let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Bruise 6 mint leaves to release the oil. Place them in a glass pitcher or jar.
  • Pour cooled syrup over mint, cap tightly & store in the refrigerator overnight.
  • When ready to partake, strain syrup to remove leaves.
  • Into your cocktail shaker add bourbon, mint syrup & 1/2 cup ice.
  • Shake, shake, shake your julep.
  • Pour mixture into a small glass or julep cup.
  • Top with a fresh mint leaf.
  • Serve with a short straw.
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