Never add club soda!! A good julep is made using the best Kentucky bourbon, simple syrup & the mint. Do it right or why bother.
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Other: 15 Minutes
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 (1-oz.) package fresh mint, torn
- Club soda (optional)
- Garnish: fresh mint
- 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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