* 2 cups sugar
* 2 cups water
* sprigs of fresh mint
* crushed ice
* Early Times Kentucky Whisky (or whisky of choice)
* silver Julep cups
Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for 5 minutes. Cool and place in a
covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make
one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon of the mint
syrup and two ounces of whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Of course there are multiple ways to make this drink depending on where you are from. However, the best way to serve a mint julep is in a silver or pewter cup with mint. I also like to add a green stripped straw to my drink. Enjoy!
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