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CHARRED OAKS INN PREPARES FOR #KentuckyDerby WITH FAVORITE MINT JULEP RECIPE
CHARRED OAKS INN'S FAVORITE MINT JULEP RECIPE
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 cups loosely packed chopped fresh mint
1/2 to 3/4 cup crushed ice
1/2 to 1 ounce bourbon
1. For syrup, combine the sugar, water and chopped mint in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
2. Line a mesh strainer with a double layer of a coffee filter. Strain syrup; discard mint. Cover and refrigerate syrup for at least 2 hours or until chilled.
3. For each serving, place ice in a metal julep cup or glass. Pour 1/4 cup mint syrup and bourbon into the glass; stir until mixture is well chilled. Garnish with mint sprig.