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Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

  • bourbon
  • spring
  • Level: Medium
  • Prep: 5 min
While Mint Juleps will always have a strong association with Derby Day, it's perfectly acceptable to enjoy them throughout the year. Mint was first added to alcohol in London around 1800; the idea eventually found its way to the American south where it was added to bourbon, the rest was history. This simple cocktail with fresh mint over crushed ice creates a drink guaranteed to refresh.


Crushed ice is standard in this drink


  • Shaker
  • Jigger
  • Muddler

How to Mix

  1. Muddle 6 mint leaves and simple syrup in base of shaker
  2. Add bourbon and ice then shake
  3. Strain cocktail over old fashioned glass with with crushed ice
  4. Top with additional crushed ice then add remaining mint leaf to garnish and serve