Today’s weather is very hot let’s make Julep mint! Refreshing mint julep and liquor traditionally made with fresh mint, bourbon, and simple syrup.
Mint julep is for bourbon lovers, meaning they aren’t for you if you don’t like bourbon.
Bourbon and maple syrup are flavored pairs made in heaven, and maple syrup adds a smooth layer of flavor.
My twist on the classic mint julep recipe? I use genuine maple syrup, not simple syrup, which means you don’t have to melt sugar into the water. Maple mint juleps cannot be more easily made!
Mint Juleps Recipe
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
- 32 fluid ounces Kentucky bourbon
- 8 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour. Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves
- Fill eight cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice and pour 4 ounces of bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each. (Proportions can be adjusted depending on each person’s sweet tooth). Top each cup with a mint sprig and a straw. Trim straws to just barely protrude from the top of the cups. Serve juleps on a silver platter.