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Mint Julep (Adults Only)

These days most Southerner’s consider this way too old school. Maybe not in public, they still drink tons of this stuff!
Author: Chef Frank Schuchman


  • 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


  • Add the mint leaves to the simple syrup and muddle (smash up) in a martini shaker.
  • Add the Bourbon and some crushed ice, shake, then shake some more.
  • Shake until your hand hurts from the cold.
  • 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)
  • Garnish with a sprig or blossom of fresh mint.


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