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Mint Julep

Source: Modern Cocktails and Appetizers
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Active Time:  5 Minutes
Total Time:  5 Minutes
  Makes 1 serving
The Mint Julep. The Kentucky Derby. Was there ever a more symbiotic relationship between event and cocktail? Some 100,000 of these Bourbon-based drinks are served as the Churchill Downs racetrack during horseracing's biggest week, and countless more are concocted and consumed at Derby parties across the country. Sadly, this refreshing elixir - as much a part of the Southern mystique as Faulkner, Tara or Stonewall Jackson - all too often goes into a year-long hibernation until the horses gather in the paddock once more. But why wait? The Mint Julep, which dates to the late eighteenth century, has no rivals if you want a sophisticated cocktail on a warm summer afternoon.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
Bunch of fresh mint sprigs
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Splash of water
1 1/2 ounce bourbon
Mint Julep Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
Rub mint leaves around the inside of a cocktail glass, then place glass in the freezer for 30 minutes. In a small glass, gently muddle 2 or 3 mint leaves, superfine sugar, and a splash of water. Add Bourbon. Remove cocktail glass from the freezer and fill with crushed ice. Pour mixture over ice and stir until glass frosts. Garnish with sprigs of mint.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Longstreet. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 1 serving
Calories: 133
Sodium: 2mg
% Cal. from Fat: 0%
Carbohydrates, Total: 7g
Protein: 2g
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