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Drink Recipe: How To Make The Best Mint Julep

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Drink Recipe: How To Make The Best Mint Julep
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Have you been longing to indulge in a mint julep? The signature drink of the Kentucky Derby is a simple recipe consisting of four ingredients. You'll love the ease of preparation and its refreshing taste.

What Do I Need To Make Mint Julep?

These are the ingredients you'll need to make a mint julep: 

  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 oz. (6 cl) bourbon whiskey
  • ice

How To Mix a Mint Julep: Drink Recipe

1. Place the powdered sugar and mint leaves into a rocks glass or julep cup.

2. Lightly muddle the mint leaves and the sugar (you don't want to crush the leaves, the idea is to allow them to release their flavor).

3. Add the whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Serve with a short straw.

Video: Mint Julep Drink Recipe 

Need to see the mint julep drink recipe in action? Check out the tips from cocktail expert Tom Macy:

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