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
  • Directions
    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.


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