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Derby Mint Julep

Author/Submitted by: The News-Enterprise Newspaper, Elizabethtown, KY Typed by R. Thompson
Servings: 1
Categories: Alcoholic Beverages / Whisky


-----SIMPLE SYRUP-----
2  cups  Sugar
2  cups  Water
    Fresh mint, uncrushed

    Finely crushed ice
1/2  tablespoon  Simple syrup
2  ounces  Kentucky whiskey
    Sprig of mint

Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water for 5 minutes without stirring. Fill a jar loosely with sprigs of fresh mint (uncrushed) and cover with the cooled syrup. Cap and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours. Discard the mint and make one julep at a time. Fill the julep cup with finely crushed ice, pour in syrup and Kentucky whiskey. Frost a cup, stick in a sprig of mint and serve at once.

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