Mint Juleps

Mint Juleps

by Emily Thompson 1 year ago
4.4 (9)
10 minutes
473 kcal
50.3 g carbs
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Description

Sit on the front porch in your rocking chair on a sultry afternoon and sip on one or two of these. The proper way to serve a mint julep is in a frozen silver goblet, but you can use glasses instead--just use the most elegant ones you have! You can make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for whenever the julep mood strikes you.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 32 fluid ounces Kentucky bourbon
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish
Directions
  1. 1. Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour. Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves
  2. 2. Fill eight cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice and pour 4 ounces of bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each. (Proportions can be adjusted depending on each person's sweet tooth). Top each cup with a mint sprig and a straw. Trim straws to just barely protrude from the top of the cups. Serve juleps on a silver platter.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 8 servings
calories: 473 kcal
carbohydrates: 50.3 g
protein: 0.1 g
saturated fat: 0 g
cholesterol: 0 mg
sodium: 3 mg
fiber: 0 g
sugar: 50 g