Step 1: Grab that bourbon!
In a tall drinking glass, pour 2 ounces of Kentucky bourbon. Don't have Kentucky bourbon? Feel free to use any bourbon you have at home or from the local grocery or liquor store.
Step 2: Simply syrup
Add 1-1/2 ounces of simple syrup to the drink. Lacking simple syrup? Try boiling 2 parts sugar and 1 part water to make your own. The simple syrup adds the sweet, tangy flavor.
Step 3: Time for lime
Squeeze 1 or 2 lime wedges into your concoction. This is the perfect way to bring some zest to your julep without overpowering it with sour flavors.
Step 4: Add sage leaves
Add 5 sage leaves to your drink to create that fresh taste. Sage is one of nature's top antioxidant-rich foods. Not only are you adding a fresh taste, but a healthy hint of freshness!
Step 5: Sour by the hour
Next, add 1-1/2 ounces of lemon juice to give it a refreshing zest (freshness is all about zestiness). The citrus taste gives this cocktail that perfect flavor to really cool you down on a summer day.
Step 6: Time to muddle
Begin to muddle the drink slowly. By muddling, you are mashing down the ingredients and bringing out those sage oils, as well as assuring a full mixture.
Step 7: Shake, shake, shake
After the drink has been nicely mixed, add a little bit of ice and shake well to integrating the array of flavors. Now you have one united, fresh-tasting sage julep. Serve chilled.
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