Mint Juleps: The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, consisting primarily of bourbon, sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. Ingredients: 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, 2 oz. bourbon whiskey, 2 teaspoons water, 4 mint leaves Prep: In a highball glass, gently muddle the mint, sugar and water. Fill the glass with cracked ice, add Bourbon and stir well until the glass is well frosted. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Non-alcoholic Mint Juleps version Ingredients: 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves, 2 cups crushed ice, 1/2 prepared lemonade, 1 fresh mint sprigs for garnish Prep: In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and 1 tablespoon of chopped mint. Stir and bring to a boil. Cook until sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat and set aside to cool. After about an hour, strain out mint leaves. Fill 2 cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice. Pour 1/2 of the lemonade into each glass and top with a splash of the sugar syrup. Garnish each with a mint sprig and a straw. Serve on a silver platter.