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Mint Julep Recipe 2010-04-29 15:00:44

Come Party With Me: Kentucky Derby — Drinks


Just as Derby pie should be your go-to Derby dessert, there's only one drink to enjoy on the day of the Kentucky Derby: the mint julep. If you've never had the official beverage of the race, what are you waiting for? Don't waste another minute of your life without sipping this well-balanced and refreshing concoction. The classic recipe consists of mint, bourbon, and simple syrup, but this year I'm going to experiment with a variation that involves fresh-squeezed lime juice and fizzy club soda. To take a look at the recipe,

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Blanca Julep

Blanca Julep

Blanca Julep

Ingredients

  1. 8 mint leaves, plus 3 mint sprigs
  2. 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  3. 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  4. 2 1/2 ounces bourbon
  5. 1 ounce chilled club soda
  6. 1 cup crushed ice
  7. 1 lime wedge

Directions

  1. In a highball glass, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and Simple Syrup.
  2. Add the bourbon and club soda, then fill the glass with the crushed ice. Using a swizzle stick or bar spoon turned between both hands, swizzle for 10 seconds. Garnish with the mint sprigs and the lime wedge.

Serves 1.

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ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 6 years
Can't work up any enthusiasm for this... mostly because drinking mint juleps (or mojitos or anything else with mint leaves) is like drinking a salad... that tastes slightly toothpaste-y
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