Mint Julep

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Other: 15 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (1-oz.) package fresh mint, torn
  • Bourbon
  • Club soda (optional)
  • Garnish: fresh mint

Preparation

  1. Bring sugar and 2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add torn fresh mint. Let stand 10 minutes. Pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl. Pour 2 Tbsp. mint syrup over ice into a 12-oz. julep cup. Fill with bourbon and, if desired, a splash of club soda. Reserve remaining mint syrup for another use. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.
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