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Mint Julep Recipe

Nothing is more refreshing than a mint julep on a hot southern day.    Leave the mint on as you sip so you can take in the aroma.

Prep time:  20 minutes | Cook time:  10 minutes | Servings:  12

Southern drink recipes, mint

The proportion of syrup to bourbon can be adjusted to suit your tastes.


  • About 30 leaves of fresh mint
  • 3 cups of water
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of bourbon


  1. Place double old-fashioned glasses or silver mint julep cups in the freezer to chill.
  2. Bruise mint leaves in the bottom of a saucepan. Add water and sugar. Heat at medium-high until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly.  Allow to the syrup to sit for 3 hours or place in a sealed container and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Fill the glass with crushed ice.  Add ¼ cup syrup and ¼ cup bourbon.
  4. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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