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Mint Julep

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    Mint Julep

    The signature drink of the Kentucky Derby, mint juleps are a great drink to serve on a summer afternoon at happy hour if the fresh mint is taking over your garden.

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    1/4 cup (60 mL) loosely packed fresh mint leaves
    1 tsp (5 mL) agave nectar
    1 Tbsp (15 mL) water
    1 oz (30 mL) Irish whiskey
    Crushed ice

    Using a small spoon, crush together mint, agave nectar, and water in a small glass measuring cup. Add whiskey. Stir well. Fill a small glass with crushed ice. Pour in the drink through a small strainer, unless you want to be eating the mint leaves. Serve. Serves 1.

    Each serving contains:
    120 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g total fat; 0 g carbohydrates; 0 g fibre; 0 mg sodium

    source: "Summer Drinks", alive #310, August 2008

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