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Grapefruit Mint Julep
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Grapefruit Mint Julep

Servings 2
Author Julie & Debbie


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • couple handfuls of mint sprigsFOR THE JULEP
  • 4 oz bourbon
  • 6 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 oz mint infused syrup
  • 10 mint leaves
  • lots of crushed ice


  • Make the simple syrup. Add the sugar, water and mint to a medium pot. Head the pot on medium heat until it simmers. Simmer the mixture on low until the liquid becomes syrupy and the mint flavor has become infused. This will probably take about 15 - 20 mins for a nicely infused syrup. Let the mint sit in the syrup as it cools. Remove the mint from the syrup and chuck it. Keep the syrup in an airtight jar until you are ready to use it.
  • Make the julep. Fill 2 glasses with crushed ice to the very top and overflowing even. Add the bourbon and mint to a cocktail shaker and muddle it well. Add the grapefruit juice, lime and mint infused syrup. Shake well and pour over the ice in the glasses. Garnish with a sprig of mint.