We are off to the races with this refreshing, iconic Mint Julep recipe! Our perfect ratio involves only a few ingredients and can be enjoyed all year long.
A Mint Julep is most commonly known for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby, enjoyed by spectators at the event and by fans around the world. While the event the cocktail is often associated with may be fancy, making the drink at home is quite easy and always a win!
Mint Julep Recipe
Add mint leaves and sugar (or simple syrup) to the glass. Gently muddle them together to release the aroma of the mint leaves. Pour in the bourbon and follow with crushed ice. Stir gently until the glass becomes frosted. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and enjoy!
How to Make a Mint Julep
- Muddle mint and sugar in glass
- Pour in the bourbon
- Add crushed ice and stir until glass becomes frosty
- Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy!
How to Serve
A Mint Julep is commonly served in a small tumbler or Collins glass. Garnish with fresh mint to add a dash more flavor and color to the cocktail! Tip: gently slap the mint or rub between your fingers before adding to the cocktail to release the oils of the mint, making it more fragrant!
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We are off to the races with this refreshing, iconic Mint Julep recipe! Our perfect ratio involves only a few ingredients.
- 4-8 mint leaves
- 2 tsp powdered or fine sugar or 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces bourbon
Add the mint leaves and sugar(or simple syrup) to a glass
Muddle them together well
Pour in the bourbon
Add crushed ice, and stir till the glass is frosted
Garnish and enjoy