Southern Living Classic Mint Julep

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READY IN: 24hrs 20mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • To make the Mint Simple Syrup, bring the sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat, add mint, and let cool completely.
  • Pour syrup into a glass jar, then cover and chill 24 hours. Remove the mint and discard.
  • To make the drink, place mint leaves and Mint Simple Syrup in a chilled julep cup. Gently press the leaves against the cup with the back of a spoon to release flavors.
  • Pack the cup tightly with crushed ice and pour the bourbon over ice. Insert a 4-inch cocktail straw, place mint sprig directly next to straw, and sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.
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