Classic Mint Julep

Classic Mint Julep
Photo by James Carrier

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 5 fresh mint sprigs (3 to 5 in.), rinsed and drained
  • 1 lemon, rinsed
  • About 2 tablespoons club soda
  • About 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 lemon, rinsed
  • 5 fresh mint sprigs (3 to 5 in.), rinsed and drained
  • + 1 more ingredients
    • About 1 ½ cups crushed or shaved ice

1. With a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife, pare a 2-inch strip of peel (yellow part only) from the lemon, then cut into long, thin shreds. Cut lemon in half and rub 1 cut side on the rim of a glass (10 to 12 oz.) to moisten; save lemon for other uses. Pour 2 teaspoons sugar on a small plate and...

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Variations on Classic Mint Julep

  • Classic Mint Julep
    • 3 fresh mint leaves
    • Powdered sugar (optional)
    • Crushed ice
    • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) bourbon
    • 1 (4-inch) cocktail straw or coffee stirrer
    • +8 other ingredients


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