Mint Julep Recipe

This first mint julep recipe is the most common I have come across.

It would be hard to make a julep recipe without fresh mint - frozen or dried wouldn't work.

Each recipe will serve one person.

If you want more, then you could make them in a jug - just multiply the quantities in the recipe.


Take one Collins glass (a largeish tumbler)

  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tspn sugar
  • 2 tspns water

Put the sugar into the glass - stir in the water until the sugar dissolves.

Bruise the mint leaves with your fingers and add to the glass - allow to steep.

Put some crushed ice into the bottom of the glass.

Fill up the glass with more crushed ice.

Pour the bourbon over and stir.

Serve with a straw you can garnish with a mint leaf if you like.

Original Mint Julep

  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 tspn sugar
  • 3 oz bourbon whiskey
  • club soda

As above - make the sugar into a syrup or dissolve with a little club soda.

Add the bruised mint leaves - this will release the oils and scent.

Top up the glass with ice and pour over the bourbon.

Top up with club soda - another mint leaf if you like and serve.

Southern Mint Julep

  • 4 mint leaves
  • 2 tspn sugar
  • 1.5 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1.5 oz southern comfort
  • club soda

Make as above, but with the mixture being bourbon and southern comfort - would imagine this would be really potent!

Club soda is plain carbonated water for those outside the US

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