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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Chill a julep cup in the freezer for about 5 minutes.

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  • 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.

  • Garnish with fresh mint.

Editor's Note:

You can substitute confectioner's sugar for simple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 3.4g 1% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 8.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2013
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2014
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 by the 5th round we thought they were excellent. It turned out to be an epic Derby Day. Maybe some citrus soda or peach brandy would have mellowed the flavor a bit. But then it wouldn't be a traditional julep. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2014
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 by the 5th round we thought they were excellent. It turned out to be an epic Derby Day. Maybe some citrus soda or peach brandy would have mellowed the flavor a bit. But then it wouldn't be a traditional julep. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2013
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! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2018
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 flavored) water. This 2nd version tasted much better in my opinion. Read More
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