Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 2 cups sugar 2 cups water fresh mint Crushed ice Kentucky Bourbon
Make the individual juleps by filling a julep cup (silver is preferred) with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and 2 ounces of bourbon. Stir and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Interesting Trivia - In 1967, a mint julep cost $1.50 at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby weekend. In 2009 the cost was up to $9.00 and in 2012 it was up to $10.00. For the past few years, they have offered a special limited edition $1000 mint julep you can get which even includes gold dusted mint leaves!
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