How To Make A Mint Julep

With the Kentucky Derby just around the corner Chef Mark gives the simple steps to making the traditional Derby drink: Mint Julep. In order to make this drink you will need:  a mint julep silver tanker or any type of glass,  ½ cup mint, some additional mint leaves, ¼ cup sugar, crushed ice, and bourbon (of your choice). You will first need to make simple syrup with the ½ cup of mint and ¼ cup of sugar. Once you have made the simple syrup you will want to strain the mixture so that the mint leaves are removed.  Fill the cup up with the crushed ice. Add in about four counts of the bourbon and two counts of the mint syrup. Garnish with some mint and Cheers! For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Mint Julep Recipe:

¼ oz sugar syrup (one part raw sugar, one part water, heated together until dissolved, then cooled) or store bought.
8 Mint leaves
2 oz Bourbon of choice
Garnish: mint sprig

1. In a Julep cup or rocks glass, lightly muddle the mint and syrup. Add the bourbon and pack tightly with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside.
2. Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome and garnish with a few drops of bitters, if desired, and a mint sprig.

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