Mint Julep Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 194
Daily Value: 10%

Low-Fat, Low-Sodium
Fat-Free, Low-Fat-Abs, Kidney-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Fat0g0%
Saturated0g0%
Carbs4g1%
Fiber0g0%
Sugars4g0%
Protein0g0%
Sodium0mg0%
Calcium1mg0%
Magnesium0mg0%
Potassium3mg0%
Iron0mg0%
Zinc0mg0%
Phosphorus2mg0%
Vitamin A19IU0%
Vitamin C0mg0%
Thiamin (B1)0mg0%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg0%
Niacin (B3)0mg0%
Vitamin B60mg0%
Folic Acid (B9)1µg0%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0g0%
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Mint Julep
Naren Young

All you need to make a perfect mint julep is a good quality, high-proof bourbon, some sugar, the freshest, most spritely mint you can find, and some crushed ice. It absolutely must be crushed ice. The drink may taste strong and sweet at first, but after only a few minutes, the ice will dilute and soften the drink and it will transform into a sublime and ambrosial mix that will be about as refreshing (and Southern) as you’ll find anywhere. 

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INGREDIENTS

  • 8-10 mint leaves, torn in half (plus an extra sprig for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon (try Knob Creek, Booker's, or Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
  • Crushed ice

DIRECTIONS

In a tall glass, muddle the mint and sugar. Add half of the bourbon and some crushed ice, and agitate well. Add the remaining bourbon and more crushed iced and stir again. Fill glass completely with crushed iced and add the biggest mint sprig you can find for garnish. Serve with a straw.

Recipe Details

Servings: 1

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There are other brands of decent bourbon not quite as pricey as those you suggest. Besides, once you start messing with it with sugar and ice and mint stuff, any distinction between brands fades away. Just like it is a waste to buy expensive vodka to throw into tomato juice or orange or whatever.

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