Make This Mint Julep For The Next Big Race

mint julep cocktail

The Mint Julep is a classic cocktail that has been around since the 18th century. Thought to have originated in the Southern United States, the Mint Julep has become a quintessential drink of the south, and is often served at events such as the Kentucky Derby. The traditional Mint Julep is made with bourbon, mint, sugar, and water.

Making a Mint Julep at Home:

-2 ounces of bourbon (or whiskey, brandy, rum, or cognac)
-2-4 sprigs of fresh mint
-2 teaspoons of sugar or simple syrup
-Crushed Ice
-Mint sprigs and powdered sugar to garnish

-Traditional Mint Julep Glass, a pewter or silver cup is traditional

Mint Julep Cocktail Instructions:

  1. Place two mint sprigs in the bottom of your glass and gently muddle them to release the oils.
  2. Add the sugar or simple syrup and a splash of water and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour the bourbon over it.
  4. Stir until the glass becomes frosty.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

The Mint Julep is a refreshing and delicious cocktail that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Depending on the type of alcohol used, the Mint Julep can take on a variety of flavors. Use bourbon for a classic Mint Julep or try whiskey, brandy, rum, or cognac for a unique twist. The Mint Julep is best served in a traditional Mint Julep glass and garnished with fresh mint and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. For a festive touch, add a straw or a skewer of fresh fruit.

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