Mint Julep

Mint Julep
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Mint Julep

Naren Young

Mint Julep

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. 

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

163 kcal

Daily value:

8%

Servings:

1
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 12 g
  • Protein 12 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 8 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 6 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg
  • Vitamin D 12 IU
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 2 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 3 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 23 mg
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Choline, total 64 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 16 µg
  • Folate, food 19 µg
  • Folate, total 19 µg
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 15 mg
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 115 mg
  • Potassium, K 147 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 1 µg
  • Selenium, Se 15 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 528 mg
  • Sugars, total 3 g
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 42 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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