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How To Make A Mint Julep

finished juleps Kentucky Derby coming up...

Forest of mint growing already in the herb bed...

A long day filled with appointments...

Bottle of Eagle Rare bourbon in the cabinet...

This afternoon, all signs pointed to a Mint Julep.  Here's how I make them:

fresh homegrown mint for juleps

Fill a low ball glass with a quarter cup or more fresh cleaned mint leaves.

sugar in mint juleps

Add a teaspoon of turbinado sugar.

muddled mint julep

Muddle well, then fill the glass with crushed ice.

Top it off with 2 - 4 ounces of high quality bourbon.