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Kentucky Mint Julep

Yield 1 serving


  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • Finely crushed ice
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 1 fresh mint sprig

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a chilled julep cup; mull gently until sugar dissolves.

  2. Add enough finely crushed ice to fill cup three-fourths full. Add bourbon, and stir gently. Add additional crushed ice to fill cup. Freeze for at least 15 minutes. Before serving, garnish with a fresh mint sprig.

  3. Note: Mint Juleps should be made individually and preferably in a julep cup.

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