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Ginger Mint Julep

Mint juleps aren't just for Kentucky Derby day! Enjoy one while gathering with friends for baby shower or luncheon. —Ellen Riley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups loosely packed chopped fresh spearmint
  • EACH SERVING:
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup crushed ice
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1-1/2 ounces ginger beer

Directions

  • For mint syrup, place 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 heat; cool completely.
  • Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer; discard mint. Refrigerate, covered, until cold, at least 2 hours.
  • For each serving, place ice in a mint julep cup or rocks glass. Add bourbon, lime juice and 1/4 cup mint syrup; stir until mixture is cold. Top with beer.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 238 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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