My dad's amazing mint julep recipe is perfect for celebrating the Kentucky Derby or just a great way to enjoy some good whiskey
Prep Time 10minutes
Freezing time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
2-3mint leaves+ more for garnish, washed
3ouncesKentucky bourbon whiskeyabout 9 TBSP
In a julep cup or a regular glass, muddle the mint and 2 teaspoons of sugar together. Use the spoon to crush the mint into the sugar to make a syrup. Add a drop or so of water if needed to make the mint syrup.
Stir in 1 1/2 ounces bourbon (about 5 TBSP).
Pack the cup with crushed ice.
Top with another 1 1/2 ounces (about 4 TBSP).
Sprinkle the other teaspoon of sugar over the ice, and stick in the freezer.
Allow to freeze for at least 30 minutes - 1 hour. Garnish with a few mint leaves or a sprig of mint.
Recipe from Living Well Kitchen https://blog.memeinge.com/my-dads-amazing-mint-juleps/