Citrus Mint Juleps
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INGREDIENTS
  • 6 cups fresh mint, rinsed, stems trimmed (about 6 large bunches)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated orange peel
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups bourbon
  • crushed ice
  • 10 servings
  • 24 hours 10 minutes 24 hrs prep
DIRECTIONS
  1. Combine mint, lemon juice, orange juice, and orange peel in a large heatproof bowl.
  2. Bring 5 cups water and sugar to boil in large saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil until syrup is reduced to 5 cups, about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour hot syrup over mint and juices. Let stand 15 minutes. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and chill 1 day.
  4. Strain syrup into large pitcher, pressing on solids in strainer to release all syrup. Add bourbon, then 2 cups crushed ice and stir until ice dissolves.
  5. Pour bourbon mixture over crushed ice in galsses, garnish with mint sprigs.