About the Mint Julep Cocktail
Celebrate Derby Day year-round with the Mint Julep, a classic bourbon refresher.
Ingredients in the Mint Julep Cocktail
- .25 oz Raw sugar syrup (one part raw sugar, one part water)
- 8 Mint leaves
- 2 oz Bourbon
Garnish: Bitters (optional) and mint sprig
Glass: Julep or rocks
How to make the Mint Julep Cocktail
In a Julep cup or rocks glass, lightly muddle the mint and syrup. Add the bourbon and pack tightly with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside. Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome and garnish with a few drops of bitters, if desired, and a mint sprig.
Watch Liquor.com advisory board member Dushan Zaric make a proper Mint Julep in our How to Cocktail video.