Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mint Julep

The first time I had a mint julep was at a Kentucky Derby party.  They are yummy and easy to make.
Mint infused simple syrup:
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 C. water
  • Rocks glass filled with ice
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 2 oz. mint infused simple syrup
  • Splash of club soda
  1. Heat the water and sugar until it comes to a boil
  2. Mix well and turn off the heat
  3. Add the mint and cover
  4. Let the mixture steep for at least 1 hour
  5. Pour the bourbon over the ice
  6. Add the mint infused simple syrup and then club soda
  7. Mix with a stirrer and garish with a sprig of mint
 Tips and Tricks:
  • Growing mint is super easy.  I bought 2 mint plants at Home Depot and planted them in a pot.  They are on my porch and growing like crazy.
  • Simple syrup is simple to make. 
  • I’ve made these with Crown Royal which is not bourbon, but a whiskey.  It tastes good with either.

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