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Lemon-and-Mint Julep

Celebrate Derby Day with two winners -- Speedy Smoked-Salmon Crackers, a rosy-pink canape, and this classic drink with a twist.

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Lemon-and-Mint Julep

Photography: Hector Sanchez

Source: Everyday Food, May 2012


  • 4 sprigs mint
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Combine mint, sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon water, and lemon juice in a glass. Mash gently with the back of a wooden spoon until mint is bruised. Fill glass with crushed ice, add Bourbon, and stir until combined. Serve with a lemon twist.

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