Ingredients For Each Serving:
2 tablespoons Mint Syrup (see recipe below)
2 tablespoons water
2 ounces good-quality Kentucky bourbon
Fresh mint sprig
Prepare the Mint Syrup.
Crush or muddle a few mint leaves in the bottom of an 8-ounce Mint Julep Cup (using the back of a spoon to crush mint leaves) until mixture forms a paste.
Then fill the Mint Julep Cup 1/2 full with crushed or shaved ice. Add prepared Mint Syrup, water, and bourbon. Stir until the silver cup is frosted on the outside. NOTE: A glass tumbler will not frost on the outside.
To serve, garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.
Mint Syrup Recipe:
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 bunch fresh mint sprigs
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes, without stirring.
Remove from heat an pour over a handful of mint leaves and gently crush the mint with a spoon.
Refrigerator syrup mixture overnight in a closed jar. Remove mint leaves and continue to refrigerate. This syrup mixture will keep for several weeks.
Makes enough syrup for approximately 8 servings.
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