a year round refreshing treat
This mint julep is fabulous and tasty no matter the time of year!
All images were used on my blog and are credited to Sweet Adeline by Jenn Marie.
water (one cup)
1 cup sugar
bunch of mint
Stir together water and sugar and heat slowly in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.
Increase the heat and let the liquid simmer for 5 minutes stirring every once in a while.
Add mint leaves and take the pan off the heat, and let the mixture steep for 15 minutes.
Strain out the mint leaves, and chill the syrup. This mixture last for a week or so covered in the fridge.
1 ounce minted simple syrup
2 cups crushed ice
2 ounces bourbon
To whatever cup you desire (we love silver, copper or highball), add a half ounce minted simple syrup, 1 cup crushed ice, half of the bourbon and a splash of water.
Add more ice to fill the glass.
Garnish with mint – drink and enjoy!