Mint Julep Cocktail

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Dating back to the 1700s, the mint julep cocktail was the first American drink that attracted international attention. Essentially, it’s a mojito with bourbon instead of rum and no fresh lime juice.
How to Make a Mint Julep Cocktail

Ingredients:

Serve in a Julep Cup or Collins glass

  • 8-12 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 shots bourbon
  • 3/4 shot simple syrup

Garnish: 2 mint sprigs

How to Make:

  1. Clap the mint leaves in your hand then add them to your shaker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to your shaker.
  3. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain into a julep cup filled with crushed ice & lightly stir.
  5. Crown with crushed ice.
  6. Slap the mint sprigs on the side of your hand before adding them as a garnish.

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The truth is, you won’t make many of these unless you’re a bartender in Kentucky. The mojito is far more popular everywhere else in the world. But because of it’s historical significance, it’s important to know about.

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