Mint Julep
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Mint Julep
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.97 / 5
The Mint Julep is a classic Southern cocktail that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is believed to have originated in the late 1700s or early 1800s, with its roots ... more The Mint Julep is a classic Southern cocktail that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is believed to have originated in the late 1700s or early 1800s, with its roots traced back to Virginia. The drink is traditionally made with fresh mint leaves, bourbon whiskey, and a touch of sugar. The mint leaves are commonly muddled in the bottom of a glass to release their aromatic oils and then combined with bourbon, creating a refreshing and slightly sweet flavor profile. The Mint Julep is often served in a silver or pewter cup, filled with crushed ice, and garnished with a sprig of mint. This cocktail is a staple at the Kentucky Derby and is known for its ability to cool and refresh on a hot summer day. With its simple yet delightful combination of ingredients, the Mint Julep remains a timeless and beloved drink by many.

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(1800)
Base ingredient
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Bourbon
Garnish
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Mint
Alcohol content
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31.17% | 2.4 units *
Details
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Easy
Classic
Stirred

Lowball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Mint Leaves cocktail ingredient
Mint Leaves
12 12 12
Bourbon cocktail ingredient
Bourbon
60ml 2oz 6cl
Sugar Syrup cocktail ingredient
Sugar Syrup
1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In the bottom of a lowball glass, muddle the mint leaves to release the oils from the leaves, with the sugar and the sugar syrup
Add the bourbon and fill the glass with crushed ice
Stir the drink and garnish with a sprig of mint, and serve

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