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Easy Mint Juleps

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Easy Mint Juleps


Servings: Instructions for one drink or eight drinks (a fifth's worth).

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


Mint Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 oz fresh mint (1 large sprig or ~ 24 medium sized leaves - having the stems would be better though.)
  • 7 1/2 oz sugar (About one cup.)
  • 8 fluid oz water (Preferably filtered or bottled.)
  • The Rest

  • 3 fluid oz Bourbon Whiskey (per drink)
  • pellet or crushed ice (Sonic's ice is best)
  • fresh mint sprigs (Garnish for each glass; NOT optional.)

  • Instructions:

    For the Syrup
    Bring sugar and water to a boil over medium heat whisking occasionally to integrate (about 10 minutes). After boilage is reached, continue to boil on medium for another 5 minutes, kill the heat, and throw in the mint, stems, leaves and all.Let steep for about 5 minutes, then strain thru a coffee filter-equipped funnel into a thermally-safe container. Store capped up in the fridge until ready to use.

    To Mix the Drink
    Fill up a rocks glass with the pellet ice. Add 3 fluid oz of Bourbon and 1 fluid oz of mint syrup. Stir, slap a spring of mint on the table a couple of times and garnish your cocktail with the slightly damaged herb..

    Alternately, to make-ahead for a crowd, grab a bottle at least one Liter in volume and pour in 8 fluid oz (one cup) of simple syrup along with a fifth (750ml) of Bourbon. Shake well, then store in the fridge until ready to serve, and when the time comes pour 4 fl oz (a half cup) of Bourbon/Syrup mix over that rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish each glass with the aforementioned  bruised mint sprigs before serving.

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