Mint Julep Party Pitcher

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 20 min (includes steeping time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 8 mint juleps
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Ingredients

2 cups sugar

4 bunches mint, ends trimmed

2 1/2 cups bourbon 

Crushed ice 

Directions

  1. Combine the sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from the heat and submerge 3 bunches of mint. Let stand at least 1 hour, or preferably overnight. Strain.
  2. Stir together the mint simple syrup (you should have 2 1/2 cups) and bourbon in a pitcher. Add a couple of sprigs of mint for garnish. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 8 hours.
  3. Pack 8 mint julep cups with crushed ice. Pour 4 ounces of the mint julep mixture into each; garnish with a mint sprig and serve with a straw. When the outside of the cup has frosted over, you are ready to enjoy.

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