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Mint Julep

Not just for The Kentucky Derby! This cocktail is delightful all summer long.


  • 2 parts bourbon Maker's Mark preferred
  • 1/2 part simple syrup (heat equal amounts of water and sugar until sugar is dissolved; cool before using. Store in a covered glass jar in the refrigerator.)
  • fresh mint leaves


  • Add all mint and simple syrup to a julep cup or rocks glass and gently muddle.
  • Fill glass with crushed ice and add bourbon.
  • Garnish with additional mint leaves.