Mint Julep

Ingredients

  • Finely crushed ice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 fresh mint sprig

Rub the inside of a chilled julep cup with one mint leaf, using the back of a spoon to gently bruise the leaf. Combine remaining mint leaves, water, and sugar in a small bowl; mull gently until sugar dissolves. Add crushed ice, filling cup three-fourths full; strain water mixture over ice. Add ad...

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Variations on Mint Julep

  • Mint Julep
    • Crushed ice
    • 0.5 ounce(s) Simple Syrup
    • 2 ounce(s) bourbon
    • 8 mint leaves
  • Mint Julep
    • Fresh mint sprig
    • 2 ounces bourbon (such as Woodford Reserve)
    • 1 ounce minted simple syrup
    • 2 cups ice
  • Mint Julep
    • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
    • 2 teaspoons sugar syrup
    • 6 mint leaves
  • Mint Julep
    • 2 cups ice
    • 2 tablespoons club soda
    • 6 tablespoons Bernheim or other high-quality whiskey
    • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
    • 15 fresh mint leaves
  • Mint Julep
    • 2 oz (1/4 cup) bourbon
    • 8 fresh mint leaves
    • 1 sprig of mint
    • 1 T simple syrup
  • Mint Julep
    • 1 teaspoon(s) sugar
    • Crushed ice
    • 2.5 ounce(s) bourbon
    • 15 mint leaves
    • 2 ounce(s) chilled club soda
    • 1 lemon twist and powdered sugar
  • Mint Julep
    • 12 cups ice
    • fresh mint sprigs
    • 8 teaspoons superfine granulated sugar
    • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
    • 1 1/2 cups bourbon or sour mash whiskey
  • Mint Julep
    • 2 cups sugar
    • Bourbon
    • Garnish: fresh mint
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 (1-oz.) package fresh mint, torn
    • Club soda (optional)
  • Mint Julep
    • 2 cups fresh mint sprigs
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • ice
    • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • Mint Julep
    • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
    • 6 fresh mint leaves
    • 1 mint sprig
    • ice
    • 2 teaspoons water
    • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • Mint Julep
    • 2 cups bourbon
    • 2 cups bottled spring water
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 3 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves

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