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Mint Julep Recipe

Easy Mint Julep Recipe - a southern cocktail made with fresh mint and bourbon. The signature drink of the Kentucky Derby. So easy to make, refreshing, and absolutely delicious! | onedishkitchen.com
Prep Time10 mins
steep mint1 hr
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 6 mint leaves (plus more for garnish)
  • crushed ice

Instructions

  • Place the sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove pot from stove and allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour or longer.
  • Pour the bourbon into a small measuring cup. Add the mint leaves to the bourbon and let sit for at least one hour.
  • Combine the mint infused bourbon with the simple syrup.
  • Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour the bourbon and syrup combination over the ice and garnish with extra mint, if desired.

Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 99g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg