Mint juleps
Recipe type: Cocktail
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Serves: 1
  • 10 mint leaves, a few loose and one pretty sprig
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 2.5 oz bourbon
  • crushed or shaved ice
  1. Place 4-5 mint leaves in the bottom of a mint julep cup. Silver is traditional but rocks glass will work in a pinch
  2. Muddle the leaves to release oils, not to pulverize. If you don't have a muddler use a spoon.
  3. Add ½ oz simple syrup
  4. Add shaved ice
  5. Pour 2.5 oz bourbon over ice
  6. Give a stir until cup is frosty, garnish with pretty mint sprig and a straw
  7. Hold glass by top or bottom to retain frosty exterior
There are variations on this recipe. You can infuse simple syrup wth mint instead of muddling mint leaves in the cup. You can put the bourbon in before the ice. Do what works for you and enjoy the result.
Recipe by Tasting Pour by Jade Helm at