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Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Serves: 2

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Crushed ice
4 sprigs mint
6 ounces bourbon
4 ounces simple syrup
Lime wedges, for garnish (optional)


Fill two rocks glasses or a mint julep cups to the top with crushed ice. Place two sprigs of mint in each glass, then pour 3 ounces bourbon on top. Add 2 ounces of simple syrup to each glass. Stir to combine and garnish with lime wedges, if using. Serve. 

About the recipe

As odd as this may sound, the key to a mint julep is using lots of crushed ice in each glass. Please don’t skip this part. For an extra punch of mint, steep 1 ounce fresh mint in the simple syrup while mixture is heating. Strain before serving.