January 01, 2006
The mint julep is the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 24 mint leaves , plus 4 sprigs for garnish
- 2 cups finely crushed ice
- 1 cup bourbon
Combine sugar, lemon juice and mint leaves in a pitcher.
Crush with a wooden spoon.
Add ice and bourbon; mix well.
Pour into silver julep cups or tumbler, garnish with mint sprigs and serve.
Printed from Oprah.com on December 7, 2013
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