The Mint Julep is a relative of the Cuban Mojito, but made with Bourbon wiskey rathern than rum. It
is one of the traditional New Orleans cocktails.
- 3 parts Bourbon whiskey
- 4 to 6 sprigs mint leaves
- granulated sugar, to taste
- Put mint, sugar, and a small amount of crushed or shaved ice into the bottom of a julep cup
or tall glass. (Optional: Muddle the mint and sugar, then let stand for a bit to allow the broken leaves
to release their flavor.)
- Add bourbon whiskey, top off with crushed or shaved ice, stir well to mix and chill the mixture.
- Serve in a highball glass or a martini glass.
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Last updated: October 12, 2010
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