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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Mint Julep

I can't think of a drink that is so refreshing. A staple at the Kentucky Derby, this drink is a great way to celebrate spring. I hope you agree.

2 ounces of Bourbon

1 ounce Simple Syrup

4-5 Fresh Mint leaves

Place the simple syrup and mint leaves in a glass. Muddle well to release the oil and aroma of the mint. Add the bourbon. Fill with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty.

To muddle is to combine ingredients, usually in the bottom of a mixing glass, by pressing them with a muddler before adding the majority of the liquid ingredients. A muddler is a long pestle shaped often shaped like a baseball bat that is commonly made of wood, but modern designs can be found in stainless steel or plastic with teeth on the bottom. One end of the muddler is large and rounded and is used to mash ingredients. The other end is skinnier and flat. It is used to mix ingredients.

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