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Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Thirsty Bartenders
  • Total Time: 1


The Mint Julep has a minty, refreshing, herbaceous aroma and a sweet, rich bourbon flavor. As the ice melts the flavors change and intermingle—definitely a cocktail to be savored over time.



  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • crushed ice
  • mint sprig


  1. In a julep cup, add 8-10 mint leaves
  2. Pour ½ oz simple syrup
  3. Gently muddle the mint, bruising the leaves enough to release its flavors and aroma (if you end up with green paste you muddled too hard)
  4. Pour 2 oz bourbon
  5. Fill the cup ½ way with crushed ice and stir until the cup is chilled. Pro tip: a little frost should form on the outside of the cup
  6. Fill with crushed ice until mounded over the lip of the cup
  7. Garnish with the reserved mint sprig


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 9