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Mint Julep Gelées

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Mint julep gelee

This Kentucky Derby-style Jell-O shot is a sophisticated and festive twist on the classic race-day cocktail.

Source: Southern Living


  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • Fresh mint sprigs (garnish)
  • Coarse sparkling sugar (garnish)


  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Add mint leaves and sugar.
  4. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes or until steaming.
  5. Let stand 15 minutes.
  6. Remove and discard mint leaves.
  7. Stir in bourbon.
  8. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan (or in a silicone mold).
  9. Chill 4 hours to 1 week.
  10. Cut into squares.
  11. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and coarse sparkling sugar.

To make these less strong, increase cold water to 2¼ cups and reduce bourbon to ¾ cup.

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