Kentucky Cocktail Classics: How to Make a Refreshing Mint Julep! by Donna John
The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby – and a favorite anywhere down south. Here's a simple recipe!
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
- mint leaves, for garnish
Here’s how to make them:
- Bring the sugar, water and mint leaves to a boil in a saucepan. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool the mixture and then pour it through a strainer.
- Fill mint julep cups or highball glasses with about 1/4 cup of the mint simple syrup.
- Add about 4 ounces of bourbon.
- Fill cup with ice.
- Garnish with fresh mint and serve.
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