Plantation Mint Julep
- Yield: 20 servings
- 4cups water
- 3cups sugar
- Leaves from 15 to 20 large mint stalks
- Crushed ice
- Kentucky bourbon
- Boil water in heavy saucepan; add sugar and mint leaves and allow to boil for 10 minutes. Let cool. Put mixture into a jug and refrigerated. Allow to stand for at least 30 days.
- To make julep, pour 1 1/2 ounces of sugar mixture and 3 ounces of bourbon over shaved ice. Stir and serve with short straws and a mint sprig garnish.
Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Savannah’s Savannah Style (the Junior League of Savannah, Georgia, 1980).