Mint Julep

Mint Julep Recipe

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Janice Splaha


I love to watch horse races and of course the Kentucky Derby is my favorite. One year, I decided to drink a Mint Julep while enjoying the festivities of race day. It took me many, many attempts until I finally decided on this recipe. This is the one I like. I hope you do too.

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5 Min
No-Cook or Other


10 to 15
mint leaves, muddled.
simple syrup ( 1 part sugar to 1 part water, boiled until sugar dissolves)
2 oz
your favorite bourbon
crushed ice.....lots of it.

How to Make Mint Julep


  • 1Place the mint leaves in the bottom of the cup to muddle. (Don't tear the leaves) Set aside one leaf for garnish.
  • 2Add 1 ounce of Simple Syrup. (you may add more or less if you like) Add the Bourbon. Add crushed ice and stir for about 30 seconds. Add more crushed ice and stir again. The ice will dilute the drink and frost the cup and that's what you want.
  • 3Garnish with a mint leaf.

    COOKS NOTE: The proper cup to use is a silver or pewter. I believe they can be purchased at your local BEVMO.

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About Mint Julep

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Southern