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Mint Juleps for Many & Bourbon Pecan Fudge


Mint Juleps for Many

In a tall glass with ice, add:

2 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon

1 ounce Mint Simple Syrup

Crushed ice

Add a sipping straw and garnish with a large mint sprig.

To make the mint simple syrup:

1 part water

1 part sugar

1 part loosely-packed fresh mint leaves

In a saucepan, combine the water and sugar.  Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  When the water is clear and the sugar is dissolved, remove from the heat and stir in the mint leaves.  Let steep for 20 minutes.  Strain into a glass container and store in the refrigerator. 

Note:  You can adjust the sweetness of the drink by adding more or less of the Mint Simple Syrup.  The Mint Simple Syrup is also a great addition to iced tea.

Bourbon Pecan Fudge

20 ounces dark chocolate chips

1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

2 ounces Woodford Reserve bourbon

2 teaspoons vanilla

½ teaspoon salt

2 cups pecans, chopped, lightly toasted

Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with waxed paper, leaving a 2-inch overhand on each side.

In a large, microwaveable bowl, add the chocolate chips.  Heat on high for 90 seconds.  Remove and stir well.  Repeat for another 90 seconds and stir until fully melted.  Add the sweetened condensed milk, bourbon, vanilla and salt.  Stir until smooth.  Add the nuts and stir until fully incorporated, then pour into the prepared pan.  Refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm.  Using the waxed paper, lift the fudge out of the pan and turn onto a cutting board.  Remove the waxed paper and cut into 8 slices by 8 slices to make 64 one-inch squares.  Wrap the fudge in waxed paper and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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