Friday, April 26, 2013

Thinking of Drinking: Jack’s Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a Southern U.S. tradition. This cocktail is a must-have for watching the Kentucky Derby horse races. Did you realize the races are next weekend?

As seen on the American Classics episode

1 bunch of fresh mint
2 cups of simple syrup
1 750 ml bottle of bourbon

Infuse 1/2 of the mint with the bourbon in a large jar overnight. Fill a large pitcher with ice and pour in bourbon mixture and simple syrup. Serve in glasses with the remaining mint sprigs.

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