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Chuck Braden

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MINT JULEP                                                                Stolen

2 or 3   sprigs of mint

1             teaspoon sugar

1             teaspoon water

3          ounces good quality bourbon


Put mint sprigs sugar and water into a highball glass (about an 8 oz glass).  Mash & mix (muddle) this mixture for about 15 seconds.  Add 2 ounces of the bourbon.  Fill glass with shaved ice.  Stir slowly until glass frosts.  Float remaining ounce of Bourbon.  Garnish with 2 mint leaves. 

Donít muddle the mint too much as youíll get the bitter taste as well as the pleasant taste

 You can drink this right away, but itís better if you let it sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.