Mint Julep Recipe

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

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



  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.