How to Make a Mint Julep

This elegant cocktail is amazing during the summer and so refreshing. You really can’t go wrong with mint and bourbon. Here is an easy way to make your own mint juleps at home and have your own Kentucky Derby party.


  • 3-4 fresh mint sprigs
  • 2.5 ounces of bourbon
  • simple syrup or granulated sugar crushed ice

Mint Julep Recipe

1. Make a simple syrup or you can use regular granulated sugar

2. Grab some fresh mint about 3-4 sprigs and pick off the leaves

3. Take your mint and simple syrup (or just add a little bourbon and granulated sugar) and gently muddle the leaves

4. Add your crushed ice and pour in the rest of your bourbon and stir

5. Finish with a mint sprig and some confectioners sugar (optional)

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