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Pitcher of Juleps

Hosting a Derby Day party? Streamline the Mint Julep-making with this super-simple punch.

2 cups water
2/3 cups sugar
3 cups loosely packed mint leaves
2 cups bourbon
Ice cubes or crushed ice
Tools: strainer, pitcher
Glass: julep or Old Fashioned
Garnish: fresh mint sprig

Combine the water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat; stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the mint and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover and let steep at least 30 minutes. Strain liquid into a pitcher and let cool. Add bourbon, refrigerate until cold and then serve over ice with a fresh mint garnish.

Reprinted with permission from Porch Parties: Cocktail Recipes and Easy Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining by Denise Gee. Published by Chronicle Books

 

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