Mint Julep Cocktail

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Dating back to the 1700s, the mint julep cocktail was the first American drink that attracted international attention. Essentially, it’s a mojito with bourbon instead of rum and no fresh lime juice.
How to Make a Mint Julep Cocktail


Serve the Mint Julep Cocktail in a Julep Cup or Collins glass

  • 8-12 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 shots bourbon
  • 3/4 shot simple syrup

Garnish: 2 mint sprigs

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Clap the mint leaves in your hand then add them to your shaker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to your shaker.
  3. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain into a julep cup filled with crushed ice & lightly stir.
  5. Crown with crushed ice.
  6. Slap the mint sprigs on the side of your hand before adding them as a garnish.


The truth is, you won’t make many of these unless you’re a bartender in Kentucky. The mojito is far more popular everywhere else in the world. But because of it’s historical significance, it’s important to know about.

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