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Mint Julep

Yield Makes 4 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bottled spring water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups bourbon

How to Make It

  1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Cover sugar mixture, and steep 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding mint leaves. Cool. Stir in bourbon. Serve over crushed ice. Prep: 35 min.