Mint Julep

Added by: Lizziemonster
Added on: May 2 2010

Mint Julep

Ingredients needed to make a Mint Julep

a bunch of fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 tsp simple syrup
a spritz of water (or soda water)

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe Directions

Muddle mint leaves, simple syrup and water in a collins glass. Fill the glass with ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.

Lizziemonster's Notes

In celebration of Derby Day! I prefer Makers Mark for my bourbon of choice. It's important to muddle the mint well as it sweetens up the drink.

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Lizziemonster said:

Ted: I just use a small amount of soda for muddling. I do love to drink these in the summer- with Derby Day being the kickoff!

Oh, and the photo is the Hipstamatic app for iPhone (which I'm addicted to)! Not sure if it's available for the BB though.

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tedvilla said:

Your pic is so great! I meant to post one of these up on Derby day as well, but got too busy drinking them to grab my camera! Delicious drink, one of the best out there -- how can one beat booze and simple syrup? I leave out the soda water on mine, bourbon, simple syrup and mint. What else can one drink on Derby Day? It's almost mandatory.

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Lizziemonster said:

CK: haven't you had one at our house before? I think FF made them at Lulu's birthday party last year.

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ckbomb said:

I don't think I've ever had one of these. Sounds yummy, and I love the pic!