Classic Mint Julep – #southerncomfort

September 23, 2015 #southerncomfort 0

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Classic Mint Julep – #southerncomfort

Here is the classic recipe. There are many variations. I even saw a sweet tea variation on the Southern Living Recipe page. Are you a classic kind of person or do you like variations? Which variation is your favorite?
Ingredients
3 fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon Mint Simple Syrup
Crushed ice
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) bourbon
1 (4-inch) cocktail straw or coffee stirrer
1 fresh mint sprig
Powdered sugar
Directions
Place mint leaves and Mint Simple Syrup in a chilled julep cup. Gently press leaves against cup with back of spoon to release flavors. Pack cup tightly with crushed ice; pour bourbon over ice. Insert straw, place mint sprig directly next to straw, and serve immediately. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

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