mint julep 1 scant ounce minted simple syrup 2 cups crushed ice 2 ounces bourbon (such as Woodford Reserve) Fresh mint sprig, for garnish

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MINT JULEP — To highball glass or Julep cup, add 1 scant oz minted simple syrup*, then 1 C crushed ice, 2 oz Woodford Reserve bourbon, and splash of water. Add more crushed ice to almost fill glass. Stir well and garnish with mint sprig. *FOR THE SYRUP: In heavy med saucepan over med heat, stir together water & sugar til sugar dissolves. Increase heat slightly & simmer 5 mins stirring occasionally. Take pan off heat, add 1 bunch mint and steep 15 mins. Strain, refrigerate til cold.

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Toast your guests with a big bowl of our kicked-up mint julep punch. Decorate the table with a little sparkle: silver julep cups and a vintage trophy. Cheers to our easy punch: 1 cup bourbon, 2 cups mint simple syrup, 4 cups chilled club soda over ice.