> Mint Julep season May 14 2016



For everyone donning their hats and seersucker jackets this spring, here's an easy Mint Julep recipe for the back porch or the bleachers, compliments of the National Honey Board

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Tablespoons - boiling water, (easiest to pour from a kettle)
  • 8 - mint leaves
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons - honey
  • 2 oz. - bourbon (or whiskey)
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish

Pour boiling water from a kettle or pot into a small bowl. Add mint leaves; stir until wilted. Add honey; stir until dissolved. Let mixture stand until cool; strain and discard mint. Combine 2 oz. bourbon with honey mint syrup. Pour bourbon mixture over crushed ice in frosted tumbler or tall glass. Garnish with mint sprigs.