Traditional Mint Julep

Traditional Mint Julep

Blogger Cooking with Sugar shares a recipe for a delicious and refreshing cocktail.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

1

cocktail

Mint Simple syrup
1
cup sugar
1
cup water
1
bunch fresh mint, torn into pieces
Cocktail
1 1/2
oz Kentucky Whisky
1
oz mint syrup
Fresh mint for garnish
8
oz glass or silver cup filled with crushed ice
  1. To make the mint simple syrup, add the water and the sugar to a small saucepan and boil for 1 to 2 minutes stirring until sugar is dissolved. Muddle mint slightly to release natural oils, stir it into the syrup mixture. Set aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  2. Fill an 8-oz glass with crushed ice. Pour in the whisky and give it a good stir. Then top with the mint syrup and a few sprigs of fresh mint.
  3. Enjoy slowly (and responsibly).
Makes 1 cocktail
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips:
The mint syrup can be made in advanced and stored in the refrigerator for several days.
There is enough syrup to make several drinks.
Be sure to just make one drink at a time so the crushed ice doesn’t melt too quickly.
Traditionally this drink is served in a silver cup but if you can’t fine one a glass will work fine.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cocktail)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.