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Mint Julep Cocktail

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"The Mint Julep deserves to be enjoyed all summer long, so do yourself a favor and try this refreshing classic cocktail before and after the Kentucky Derby."
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10 m servings 187
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cocktail)


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  1. Chill a julep cup in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
  2. Place mint leaves and simple syrup in the chilled julep cup; mash well with a cocktail muddler. Pour in bourbon and 1/2 cup crushed ice. Stir until chilled and top with remaining 1/2 cup ice.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint.


  • Editor's Note:
  • You can substitute confectioner's sugar for simple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 187 calories; 0 3.4 0.1 0 8 Full nutrition

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I am wondering if 1 teaspoon was supposed to be 1 tablespoon. Basically it is straight bourbon otherwise. We kept working on the formula and decided we liked more mint and more syrup. Of course...

This is a nice stiff drink. I drank a few sips, as is, then decided to add a splash of Diet 7Up for bubbles. CHEERS, Alrecipes!

This is a pretty strong drink. I made it the way it is written the first time, but then on the second go-around I added 1/2 of a lime, 2 tsp of simple syrup and 1/4 cup of sparking (lime/mint fl...