Recipe: Mint Juleps
Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)
Total time: 5 minutes, plus more for simple syrup preparation
2 tablespoons Simple Syrup
4 fresh mint sprigs
2/3 cup bourbon
Pour 1 tablespoon Simple Syrup into tall glass. Add 2 sprigs mint, crushed slightly. Add ice. Stir in 1/3 cup bourbon. Add more ice to fill glass. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with mint.
Repeat with remaining ingredients. Makes 2 servings.
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
Stir boiling water into sugar until sugar dissolves. Simple syrup will keep almost indefinitely refrigerated in covered container.
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