Headed to the horse races this weekend — or just looking to cool off? Then settle in with a frosty mint julep. It's a drink that's perfectly balanced: it's sweet, clean, and potent all at the same time. Although it involves crushed ice, it's an easy cocktail to make at home. Watch the video now to see how it's done.
A shortened workweek's cause enough for celebration. But consider this: today is also National Mint Julep Day! Close the day out appropriately by whipping up a couple (or a dozen) of these minty-cool bourbon cocktails. Here are six steps to get you started.
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Last time I went to a restaurant and ordered a mint julep, I got a surprise that I was not prepared for. "Here's your julep," my server said. And as if she was doing me a favor, she added, "I asked the bartender to make it super minty and extra strong for you!" The drink turned out to be a little intense for my taste. But since the waitress said it in such a positive way, the situation got me wondering how many people would prefer a stronger drink.