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Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The official cocktail of the Kentucky Derby. Bourbon, mint, simple syrup, and plenty of crushed ice.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 45 mint leaves plus more for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add mint leaves and simple syrup to a mint julep cup or double old fashioned glass. Muddle mint leaves to release the oils. Simple sugar should start to have a greenish hue.
  2. Add bourbon and stir.
  3. Fill glass with roughly 1 cup of crushed ice and stir until mixed. Top with a mound of additional crushed ice and serve with a mint leaf garnish.

Notes

If your fridge doesn’t dispense crushed ice, use the pulse setting on a blender or fill a gallon-sized ziploc bag and manually crush by hitting with rolling pin.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 202
  • Sugar: 10.6g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.6g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: mint julep recipe

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