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Mint Julep

Sip on a refreshing Mint Julep. Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup and bourbon for a simple yet refreshing cocktail. Perfect for warm days or sipping while watching.

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image of a classic Mint Julep cocktail. The drink is served in a traditional silver or pewter cup, filled with crushed ice, garnished with a fresh sprig of mint. The background shows a warm, inviting bar setting with soft lighting, highlighting the frosty appearance of the cup and the vibrant green of the mint. The atmosphere is cozy and elegant, perfect for a relaxing evening.

Mint Julep

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon cocktail, kentucky derby cocktail, Mint Julep
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Muddle mint with simple syrup, fill with crushed ice, add bourbon.


  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • .5 ounce simple syrup
  • 8-10 leaves fresh mint


  • Prepare the Glass:
  • In a julep cup or double old-fashioned glass, muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup until the mint is fragrant and slightly bruised.
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  • Mix the Drink:
  • Pour in the bourbon and stir until the glass is frosty.
  • Serve:
  • Top with more crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
  • Enjoy:
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your Mint Julep!


If you don't have a julep cup, you can use a highball glass or an old-fashioned glass instead. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts granulated sugar and water in a saucepan and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Let the syrup cool before using.
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Mint Julep
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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