I know that a mint julep has nothing to do with Christmas, but I love serving a drink like this, with all of the crushed ice and herbs, right before or during a big holiday meal. This drink winds up being boozy but also refreshing and fun. We always had wine when I was growing up and I love that about the holidays but a signature cocktail that departs from the norm is a great way to shake things up.
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in the sugar and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the tea bags and mint, then remove from the heat and steep for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture and discard the tea bags and mint. Cool for about 1 hour, and then stir in the lemon juice.

Fill 8 smallish glasses (or classic julep cups) with crushed ice and muddle in a few leaves basil and mint in each glass, bruising the herbs and mixing them with the ice. Add a squeeze from the limes to each glass, then pour about 3 1/2 ounces of the cooled syrup and about 2 1/2 ounces of the bourbon per glass. Add a straw and enjoy.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Big, Brined Herby Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Garlic Shrimp Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Banana Nut Bread

Recipe courtesy of Kathleen Daelemans

Roast Loin of Pork with Fennel

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Grilled and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Gorgonzola

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Candied Yam Souffle

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Cioppino

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Sausage and Leek Casserole

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking