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John's Derby Day Mint Juleps

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Category: Brunch, Beverages

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------SYRUP-----------------------------------
  • 1 c Branch water; cold
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 6 lg Stalk mint; fresh


Crushed Ice
2 Jiggers Kentucky bourbon;
-100 proof
1 Jigger syrup
Fresh mint; rinsed


On the night before serving, bring water and sugar to a boil. Boil,
stirring, until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature and
add leaves from the mint, stirring in, bruising the leaves ever so gently.
Cover and leave on counter overnight. Strain through cheesecloth and use in


Fill julep cup or old-fashioned glass with crushed ice. Pour bourbon over
ice and then syrup. Mix with a swizzle stick until the glass begins to
frost. Slip a sprig of mint and a straw into the glass and serve. This is a
sipping drink and quite powerful, so proceed with caution.

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