Mint Julep Recipe

Mint Julep


  • 12 mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (to make simple syrup, boil 1 cup of water and add 1 cup of sugar, stir to combine and let it boil a bit to make sure sugar is dissolved, store in fridge for future use)
  • crushed ice
  • bourbon (Maker’s Mark is a good choice)
  • old fashioned glass
  • sugar


How to make Mint Julep

  1. Moisten the top of the old fashioned glass with a damp paper towel and rim with sugar.
  2. Tear the mint leaves and place them in the glass. Pour the simple syrup on top. Use a muddler to bruise the leaves (if you don’t have one, use the back of a spoon or something).
  3. Add crushed ice to almost the top of the glass. Pour in enough bourbon to cover the ice.
  4. Garnish with a mint leaf and sip with pleasure.
  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    this drink screams "happy derby!" looks great :)

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    omg.. i didn't know this drink was for real.. i always thought people were just kidding about it cuz of the black insinuations

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    I love me some Mint Julep on Derby Day in Kentucky.

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    Try it also with the following bourbon: - Blanton's - Woodford Reserve - Booker's

  • satellite
    satellite says

    The Great Gatsby!

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