Mint Julep Recipe

A tasty treat for horse-racing aficionados or simply a gathering of friends, this Mint Julep is worthy of Kentucky gentry.
Iced Mint Juleps With Mint Sprigs

Mint Juleps

A tasty treat for horse-racing aficionados or simply a gathering of friends, this Mint Julep is worthy of Kentucky gentry.

By: Stephen Phillips

Mint Julep

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Bourbon
  • mint syrup (recipe below)
  • several mint sprigs for garnish
  • crushed ice

Instructions

First fill glass with crushed ice.

Add 2 ounces of bourbon and a tablespoon of mint syrup.

Stir and garnish with a mint sprig.

Mint Syrup

Ingredients

  • 10 cups of fresh mint leaves
  • 8 cups of sugar
  • 8 cups of water

Instructions

Combine  10 cups of fresh mint leaves and sugar in a bowl.

Use a pestle or flat end of a spoon to muddle or mash mint leaves and sugar together.

Boil this mixture in 8 cups of water until the sugar dissolves.

Strain out the mint leaves as best you can.

Transfer to a bottle or small jug with a spout to make it easier to pour at the party.

Next Up

Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail

Entertain in true winter fashion this holiday season with cocktails made from sweet apple cider and brandy.

Irish Mexican Coffee With Whiskey Whipped Cream

Top off this warm cocktail with whipped cream that's infused with whiskey.

Sol de Flare Cocktail Recipe

Some like it hot! This refreshing cocktail, peppered with spicy tequila, is sure to start a fiesta at any occasion.

White Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Update this trendy cocktail with unexpected bitters for a treat Dad will love on Father's Day.

The Perfect Gentleman Cocktail Recipe

This sophisticated, bourbon cocktail is the perfect way to toast your horse's victory on Derby Day.

Blueberry Mint Julep Ice Pops Recipe

This fruity popsicle is a refreshing and unique version of the classic mint julep in one perfect to-go treat.

8 Cocktails Every Moscow Mule Lover Needs to Try

These variations on the classic cocktail are perfect for summertime sipping.

7 Lower-Proof Cocktails Perfect for Day Drinking

Because 40-proof liquor and strong sun aren't always the best match.

Chocolate Mandarin Dream Cocktail

This divinely decadent and sensual cocktail is wonderful for a romantic Midsummer's Night, Twelfth Night — or any night for that matter.

Celebrate with Kir Royale

Champagne and crème de cassis make your next celebration worth celebrating.