Perfect Mint Juleps
The Kentucky Derby isn’t the only time to drink mint juleps! You’ll love the ease of this recipe and you can keep it in the fridge for up to 6 months.
3 Loosely Packed Cups Washed Fresh Mint Leaves
4 Cups Boiling Water
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Good Quality Whiskey
Extra Mint Sprigs For Garnish (Optional)
Sliced Limes For Garnish (Optional)
Fill large glass bowl with mint leaves. Reserve a few for garnish. Pour boiling water over mint. Cover with plastic wrap, and let steep until mixture reaches room temperature. Strain mint liquid and throw away mint leaves. Add sugar to mint liquid. Stir to dissolve. Add whiskey. Bottle as desired, then cork or seal bottles. Refrigerate up to 6 months. Serve over crushed ice with a sprig of mint and lime slice for garnish. Makes 6 cups.
© Victoria Hart Glavin