Mint Julep
- a Southern tradition for a hot day -

Posted on May 28, 2017

Mint Julep

Ingredients

About 20 mint leaves, plus more for garnish

2 teaspoon sugar or 2 teaspoon simple syrup

2-3 ounces bourbon


Directions

Put mint leaves and sugar (or syrup) in a Mint Julep cup or an old-fashioned glass. Muddle until dissolved into a fragrant mash. Add bourbon, stir. Fill glass with crushed ice and stir until glass is frosty. Garnish with mint leaves.

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