John's derby day mint juleps

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Branch water; cold
2 cups Sugar
6 larges Stalk mint; fresh
Crushed Ice
2 Jiggers Kentucky bourbon; 100 proof
1 Jigger syrup
Fresh mint; rinsed
1 Ma, y 1998




On the night before serving, bring water and sugar to a boil. Boil, stirring, until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature and add leaves from the mint, stirring in, bruising the leaves ever so gently.

Cover and leave on counter overnight. Strain through cheesecloth and use in juleps.


Fill julep cup or old-fashioned glass with crushed ice. Pour bourbon over ice and then syrup. Mix with a swizzle stick until the glass begins to frost. Slip a sprig of mint and a straw into the glass and serve. This is a sipping drink and quite powerful, so proceed with caution.

Recipe by: John Walsh

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