Mint Juleps

Oxmoor House
12 servings


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1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
17 sprigs fresh mint
Shaved ice
1 (1 -liter) bottle Kentucky bourbon
Additional fresh mint sprigs


Combine sugar, water, and 17 mint sprigs in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Strain and discard mint. Chill syrup several hours or overnight.

To serve, fill each julep cup three-fourths full with shaved ice; add 2 jiggers (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) bourbon and 1 teaspoon reserved syrup. Stir gently. Add additional shaved ice to fill cups. Garnish with additional mint sprigs.

Created date

February 2010