Mint julep is a classic cocktail made with bourbon, sugar, water, and fresh mint. Here’s a recipe for making a mint julep:


  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp water
  • 4-6 fresh mint leaves
  • Crushed ice


  1. In a julep cup or a rocks glass, muddle the sugar, water, and mint leaves until the sugar has dissolved and the mint is fragrant.
  2. Add crushed ice to the cup until it’s about three-quarters full.
  3. Pour the bourbon over the ice and stir gently.
  4. Top the glass with more crushed ice, garnish with a fresh mint sprig, and serve.

Note: If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the back of a spoon to muddle the sugar, water, and mint leaves in the bottom of a mixing glass. Strain the mixture into your julep cup or rocks glass filled with crushed ice, then add the bourbon and garnish with fresh mint.

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