Mint julep

June 14, 2007 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Mint julep is an all-time classic! Any cocktail aficionado will have this recipe in his or her archive. The bourbon has given this refreshing beverage a reputation as an American South staple, particularly associated with the Kentucky Derby. 

Mint julep

Serves: 2


  • 100ml bourbon
  • 2 handfuls fresh mint leaves
  • 30ml sugar
  • ice cubes



Divide the bourbon, mint leaves and sugar between 2 tall glasses and crush together gently with the back of a spoon. Top up with ice cubes.

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