May 7, 2013

Mint Julep

I know the Kentucky Derby was last weekend, but I think you can drink Mint Julep's all month long in honor of the big race. Will and I bought a mint plant a few weeks ago, and it has completely taken over our mint garden. So what did we do with all that mint, we made Mint Julep's! I'm not the biggest bourbon fan, but these are still pretty tasty on a nice spring day. 

Mint Julep

Crushed ice
2 sprigs of mint
2 ounces of bourbon 
1/2 simple syrup 

Crush ice in food processor until it resembles shaved ice. Gently muddle the leaves from one sprig of mint, in the bottom of a lowball glass. Pack glass with ice. Pour bourbon over ice. Stir to mix. Top with simple syrup. The simple syrup can be adjusted to taste, depending on how sweet you like it. 

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