Classic Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe


In Kentucky, the Classic Mint Julep reigns supreme over all other cocktails. This Mint Julep Recipe is the perfect drink for a Derby party or just to impress your friends!



  • 45 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • 2 1/2 ounces of bourbon
  • crushed or shaved ice
  • sprig of fresh mint for garnish


  1. Add 4 – 5 fresh mint leaves and 1/2 ounce of simple syrup to a glass. Use a muddler to smash the leaves of the mint so the oils incorporate into the simple syrup. Add 2 1/2 ounces of good bourbon. Next, fill the cup with crushed or shaved ice and stir well. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.