Mint Julep Recipe

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Mint Julep cocktail

Mint Julep Cocktail

  • Author: Ingrid Visockiene
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


Ah, the Mint Julep, a refreshing blend of mint, sugar, and bourbon served over crushed ice. The recipe for this simple American classic is quintessentially a Southern creation.

This cocktail is synonymous with the famous Kentucky Derby, and this tipple is known for its cooling properties and deep roots in American cocktail culture.


  • 2 oz or 60 ml Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml Simple Syrup
  • 68 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Crushed Ice
  • Mint Sprig (for garnish)


  1. Muddle: In a julep cup or glass, gently muddle the mint leaves with simple syrup.
  2. Pour: Add in the bourbon.
  3. Ice: Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  4. Stir: Stir until the glass is frosted.
  5. Garnish: Garnish with a sprig of mint.


This Mint Julep recipe has been a staple of Southern hospitality for centuries. Traditionally served in a silver or pewter cup, which frosts on the outside, providing an extra-cool sensation. 

  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 185
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

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