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Mint Julep

The debate continues over whether or not to crush the mint leaves -- we decided we like them crushed.

  • Servings: 4
Mint Julep

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August/September


  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 24 mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 2 cups finely crushed ice
  • 1 cup bourbon


  1. Combine sugar, lemon juice, and mint leaves in a pitcher. Crush well with a wooden spoon. Add ice and bourbon, and mix well. Pour into silver tumblers, garnish with mint sprigs, and serve.

Reviews (5)

  • kimwylie0523 6 Jun, 2008

    ...what, I can't say c...tail? Fine, it was a necessary "alcoholic beverage."

  • kimwylie0523 6 Jun, 2008

    Heck, it's a must have the day of the Kentucky Derby no matter WHERE you are! This year I was roaming around Market Street in downtown Charleston, SC with friends, and we passed by an open restaurant window when we heard the trumpets on their TV's. We rushed in, ordered Mint Juleps at the bar and stayed long enough to have a necessary cocktail and watch the horses! :)

  • LindsayDowden 4 May, 2008

    The Mint Julep is a must have at the Kentucky Derby.

  • Rameau 1 Jan, 2008

    I like the idea nnadelsoi - going to try that one night :o)

  • ninadelsol 11 Nov, 2007

    I like to "cook" the sugar and lemon juice in a small saucer before mixing. It ensures no bites of sugar and the heat makes the mint smell awesome.

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