How to Make Mint Julep

How to Make Mint Julep

Serves: 1

Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients needed to make Mint Julep:

For the mint syrup:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup water

For the drink:

  • 20 mint leaves
  • 3 oz bourbon
  • 2 tsp mint syrup
  • Crushed ice

Cooking instructions for Mint Julep:

  • To make the syrup, empty a cup of water into a small saucepan and stir in ½ cup sugar.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and stir in the fresh mint leaves.
  • Reduce it to a simmer and continue to cook for 10 minutes, stirring regularly, until the sugar dissolves completely and blends into the mixture to form a thick syrup.
  • Pour it into a small metal bowl and set aside for 10 minutes to allow the minty flavours to infuse into the syrup.
  • Allow to cool completely, cover and chill until necessary.
  • To make the mint julep, toss the mint leaves into a glass and drizzle the chilled mint syrup them.
  • Bash them together with a muddler for a couple of minutes to turn it into a fragrant mass.
  • Add a splash of bourbon into it and give it a nice stir to mix well.
  • Spoon in crushed ice to fill rest of the glass and give it another stir again.
  • Serve right away.

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