Delicious Derby Day Double Mint Julep

Delicious Derby Day Double Mint Julep

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time15 min

    Ingredients

    For Mint Simple Syrup

    • 1 Cup water
    • 1 Cup sugar
    • ½ Cup fresh mint leaves

    For the Mint Julep

    • 8 to 10 mint leaves
    • Crushed Ice
    • 3 oz bourbon
    • ½ oz Fresh Mint Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
    • Dash of bitters, for garnish (we use Fee Brothers
    • Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters.)
    • 1 or 2 mint sprigs, for garnish

    Method

    Mint Simple Syrup

    1
    • Bring water and sugar to just barely a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking to dissolve the sugar.
    • Add mint leaves, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook—without stirring—for about 10 minutes, or just until the mixture is slightly reduced.
    • Remove from heat and let steep until cooled to room temperature.
    • Discard mint leaves.
    • Store in a covered glass jar.

    If refrigerated, may be used for up to six months.

    Double Mint Juleps

    2
    • Place mint leaves in the bottom of a julep cup and muddle gently to extract the oils.
    • Fill the cup three-quarters with crushed ice.
    • Add the bourbon and fresh mint simple syrup.
    • Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside.
    • Mound more crushed ice on top to form an ice dome, and garnish with a dash of bitters and mint sprigs.
    • Serve with a straw for sipping and stirring.
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