Mint Julep Spritzer
Most of the work can be done the day before you serve this so you can enjoy a gathering with friends and family even more.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- ? cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup (packed) fresh mint leaves (I use Kentucky Colonel Spearmint)
- 1 cup bourbon
- 2 10 ounce bottles of club soda
- 6 cups crushed ice
- 8 fresh mint sprigs
Bring the water to a boil. Add sugar and boil one minute. Allow to cool and add lemon juice and mint. Crush mint with the back of a spoon to release flavors. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Strain mint and discard and add bourbon.
Pour into tall glasses, top with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.
Serves 8. Mint syrup will keep for several days in the refrigerator.
Article Type: Tip