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Refreshing Bourbon Cocktails

Mint Julep

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Garnish: mint sprig
  • Garnish: Angostura bitters (optional)

How to Make

  1. In a Julep cup or rocks glass, lightly muddle the mint leaves in the simple syrup.
  2. Add the bourbon then pack the glass tightly with crushed ice.
  3. Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside.
  4. Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome, and garnish with a mint sprig and a few drops of bitters (optional).

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Bourbon Rickey

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 lime, freshly squeezed
  • Sparkling water, to top

How to Make

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Squeeze the lime half into the glass and drop it in.
  3. Add the bourbon and fill with sparkling water.
  4. Stir briefly to combine.

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