Mint Julep

  • Preparation 10 MIN
    Cooking 4 MIN
  • Servings 1
For bourbon lovers, the Mint Julep—a Kentucky Derby classic—is traditionally served in a frosted, shiny, stainless steel cup.


Mint Syrup



Mint Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar and mint to a boil. Remove from the heat. Let cool completely.
  2. Filter the mint syrup. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


  1. In a glass, combine the bourbon and ½ oz (15 ml) of the mint syrup (see note). Generously fill the glass with crushed ice. Garnish with the mint sprig and dust with icing sugar, if desired. Serve with a straw.


The syrup will keep for about 3 weeks in the refrigerator.

Healthy Pick

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