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Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe


  • Author: Thirsty Bartenders
  • Total Time: 1

Description

The Mint Julep has a minty, refreshing, herbaceous aroma and a sweet, rich bourbon flavor. As the ice melts the flavors change and intermingle—definitely a cocktail to be savored over time.


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Ingredients

  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • crushed ice
  • mint sprig

Instructions

  1. In a julep cup, add 8-10 mint leaves
  2. Pour ½ oz simple syrup
  3. Gently muddle the mint, bruising the leaves enough to release its flavors and aroma (if you end up with green paste you muddled too hard)
  4. Pour 2 oz bourbon
  5. Fill the cup ½ way with crushed ice and stir until the cup is chilled. Pro tip: a little frost should form on the outside of the cup
  6. Fill with crushed ice until mounded over the lip of the cup
  7. Garnish with the reserved mint sprig

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 9