Prep 1 hr
Cook 13 hrs
Every respected Southerner has a good recipe for Mint Juleps. This one came from a dear friend of mine in Kentucky and he makes them every time he has a party. Of course, we all end up sleeping at his house because these buddies pack a whallop! These take awhile to make, so prepare ahead of time.
- In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, water and mint leaves.
- Bring to a boil while stirring constantly.
- Boil for about 6 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove saucepan from heat, cover and let this mixture sit for at least 12 hours, stirring occasionally.
- After 12 hours, pour the mixture through a strainer to remove the mint leaves (throw the leaves out).
- Add bourbon and stir.
- Chill for about an hour before serving.
- Serve over crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.