Mint Julep

Mint Julep Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey, Whiskey

Type: Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Stirred

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward, Sweet

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 advisory board member Dushan Zaric make a proper Mint Julep in our How to Cocktail video.

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  1. I’m not much of a bourbon drinker (in fact I could use a bourbon for dummies book) but a couple of times a year when the sun is high and I can relax in the shade I really enjoy a julep. Usually I just mix Jim Beam or Wild Turkey but I’ve been reading a few things about Four Rose’s of late, so maybe that will be my choice this year.

    • try some of the more smaller batch bourbon. such as Bakers or Jeffersons. I am a small batch drinker and collector . I also carry a book where ever i travel so that i can check on other bourbons. I recently found a new one. Called Jesse James. This has to be the smoothest one i have ever had. Will be definetly drinking this for a long time.

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