Mint Julep Recipe by Rita Schimpff

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Mint Julep Recipe by Rita Schimpff

2 Cups granulated white sugar

2 Cups water

Fresh mint – my favorite flavor to grow is Kentucky Colonel

Kentucky Bourbon

Crushed ice

Julep cup

Make simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for 5 minutes.  Cool and place in covered container, refrigerate overnight.  Construct each julep one at a time: bruise or muddle 4-5 leaves of mint in the bottom of the cup or glass, fill with crushed ice and add 1 oz of simple syrup and 2 oz of Kentucky Bourbon – stir rapidly to mix and frost cup.  Garnish your mint julep with a sprig of fresh mint and serve with a cloth cocktail napkin.

*note: some recipes call for steeping fresh mint in the hot simple syrup as it cools, I find this gives the syrup a medicinal flavor and prefer to muddle the mint while fresh.

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  1. KATHY June 12, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Yes, I have the monogrammed cloth cocktail napkins ready to be used! I may just have to test your recipe this weekend — THANKS!

    • siteadmin June 12, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

      Enjoy! If I know you – your napkins are beautiful!

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