Once you make the simple syrup, this drink is a breeze to put together.

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5 mins
Servings:
1
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Summer Mint Julep

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  • Fill a tall glass with crushed ice. Pour Minted Simple Syrup into the glass. (For a sweeter cocktail, add more syrup.) Slightly crush mint sprigs, and add to glass. Pour bourbon into glass. Stir. Garnish with a mint sprig, if desired. Makes 1 serving.

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Nutrition Facts (Summer Mint Julep)

140 calories; total fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; carbohydrates 8g; fiber 0g; protein 0g.

Minted Simple Syrup

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  • Pour boiling water over sugar in a small bowl; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in mint leaves. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. Strain mixture through sieve. Discard mint leaves. Store syrup, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes about 3/4 cup.

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