Mint Julep (Adults Only)
Recipe type: Beverage
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These days most Southerner’s consider this way too old school. Maybe not in public, they still drink tons of this stuff!
  • 2 Mint sprigs – about 15-20 leaves
  • 4 oz simple syrup (2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, boil 5 minutes, chill)
  • 4 oz good quality small-batch Bourbon
  • Crushed ice
  • Martini shaker
  1. Add the mint leaves to the simple syrup and muddle (smash up) in a martini shaker.
  2. Add the Bourbon and some crushed ice, shake, then shake some more.
  3. Shake until your hand hurts from the cold.
  4. Strain directly into silver Julep cups filled with ice. (when the metal cups get a little frosty on the outside, you know you have shaken it properly)
  5. Garnish with a sprig or blossom of fresh mint.
Recipe by Northern Kittitas County Tribune at