About National Mint Julep Day
A Mint Julep is a cocktail traditionally made with bourbon, mint, and simple syrup.
It is typically served in a silver or pewter cup, known as a Julep Cup, and is often associated with the southern United States, particularly Kentucky, where it is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby horse race.
How to make a Mint Julep:
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 8-10 mint leaves
- In a Julep cup or a highball glass, muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup together.
- Fill the cup or glass with crushed ice.
- Add the bourbon, and stir well.
- Garnish with additional mint sprigs and serve with a straw.
The Mint Julep is a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that is perfect for summer occasions. However, you can make it all year round, it's a classic southern drink
You may also use mint extract or mint liqueur to make it more concentrated in mint flavor depending on your preference.
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