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Mint julep cocktail on a striped cloth with fresh mint garnish.

Mint Julep

1 Drink
Total Time 5 Minutes


12 to 15 fresh mint leaves, plus one sprig for garnish

1 oz simple syrup (or peach-flavored syrup)

2½ oz bourbon

Superfine sugar (optional)


Step 1

Place mint and ¼ ounce simple syrup in julep cup or 8- to 10-ounce old-fashioned glass and gently crush leaves with a wooden muddler, working them up sides of glass.

Step 2

Loosely pack glass with finely crushed ice, then add bourbon. Drizzle remaining simple syrup on top and garnish with mint sprig lightly dusted with sugar, if desired.

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