Courtesy of the FABULOUS Pixelated Crub, I’ve found the perfect recipe for a Mint Julep. Check out their site and check out the recipe below:
Makes 1 drink
- Crushed ice
- 2 tablespoons mint simple syrup (see below)
- 2 ounces bourbon (use a good bourbon like Maker’s Mark or Basil Hayden)
- Fresh mint
- Powdered sugar
- Chill julep cup or glass in the freezer. Fill the glass halfway with shaved or crushed ice and add 2 tablespoons of mint syrup and 2 ounces of bourbon. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Insert a sprig of mint and add more crushed on top, filing the cup. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top. Insert a straw cut to 1 inch above the top of the cup.
Mint Simple Syrup
Refrigerated, the syrup will last for months.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 bunch fresh mint (about 1 cup, packed), preferably spearmint
- Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan. Place over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring the mixture to dissolve the sugar. Boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add washed mint (still on the stem, just stir it all in). Set aside for 24 hours. Strain the mixture into a jar and discard the mint.