One of the oldest American cocktails, the mint julep originated in Virginia and was popularized in Kentucky. The two states have bickered over the proper way to prepare one for the past 200 years. No matter: It soon became the signature cocktail of the American South.

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Yield:
Makes 1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together sugar and water in a mint julep cup (or 8-ounce glass) until sugar dissolves. Add mint, and muddle gently using a muddler or a wooden spoon. Fill with crushed ice, and add bourbon. Stir until outside of cup is frosted. Garnish with mint sprigs.

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Reviews (1)

27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
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  • 3 star values: 9
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Rating: Unrated
02/19/2013
This is one of my favorite summer time drinks. The mint is really refreshing. HINT: Use chopped ice it makes it sooooo much better.