Lemon Mint Julep Cocktail

Lemon Mint Julep Cocktail

An easy-drinking aperitif you can put together in a breeze.

This Cocktail Lemon Mint Julep is so easy! All you need is lemon for a slightly more potent drink (it’s delicious without it, too), plus bourbon, and fresh mint.

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Ingredients list for the lemon mint julep

Makes 4 servings

  • 2 fresh mint bunches, rinsed
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 teaspoons powdered brown sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • 1 cup (240ml) bourbon
  • 4 tablespoons water

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1. In each of 4 glasses, place 8 mint leaves, lemon and 1 teaspoon powdered brown sugar. Muddle, gently crushing mint to release essential oils.

2. Add 1/2 cup crushed ice to each glass, then 1/4 cup (60ml) bourbon, and 1 tablespoon water. Stir to blend, and add more sugar if you like. Garnish each glass with sprigs of fresh mint.

Note: Be careful not to crush the mint too much as it can become bitter.

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