Classic Mint Julep

Leftover simple syrup keeps refrigerated about one week and perfectly sweetens iced tea.

Yield: Makes 1 (8-ounce) julep
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Mint Simple Syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) bourbon
  • 1 (4-inch) cocktail straw or coffee stirrer
  • 1 fresh mint sprig
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Preparation

  1. Place mint leaves and Mint Simple Syrup in a chilled julep cup. Gently press leaves against cup with back of spoon to release flavors. Pack cup tightly with crushed ice; pour bourbon over ice. Insert straw, place mint sprig directly next to straw, and serve immediately. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
  2. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Bourbon.
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