Makes 1 mint julep
3 ounces Kentucky bourbon
2 tablespoons mint simple syrup, recipe follows
Crush a few mint leaves in the bottom of a hi-ball glass. Add 2 tablespoons of syrup and muddle ingredients together to release oils from mint. Then fill the glass with crushed ice. Add bourbon and stir until glass is frosted. Top with more crushed ice. To serve, garnish with a fresh sprig of mint.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 bunch fresh mint sprigs
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes, without stirring.
Pour over a handful of mint and gently crush the mint with a spoon. Refrigerate syrup mixture overnight in a jar with a lid. Remove mint leaves and keep refrigerated. This will be good for several weeks.
Single pie crust, which you can make from your very own recipe. If you're too rushed for that, we recommend those wonderful Pillsbury crusts that you merely have to put in the pie pan and crimp! Find them in the refrigerated biscuit section of the supermarket.
Beat eggs with cooled butter. Add flour & sugar. Beat until mixed well. Stir in pecans, chocolate & bourbon. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until set. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, or both!
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