Mint Julep

Ingredients

4 fresh mint sprigs
1 teaspoon granulated sugar

Preparation

1
Put 4-5 mint leaves in the cup. Add sugar, and muddle gently.
2
Fill the cup with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Stir until cup is frosty.
3
Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.

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This is the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby but it's also an all-around refreshing summer drink. You can substitute simple syrup for the sugar and some of the ice. Hats are optional.

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