Project Description

Mint Julep

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1 Serving
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Difficulty Level
Active Prep
Active Prep
5 min
Total Time
Total Time
5 minutes

We love any occasion that calls for a specific drink to celebrate. You don’t just want a cocktail, it’s a defining element. Like, the event is somehow lesser without it. There’s history behind it. There’s a reason. We’re allowed. The julep has been filling frosty silver mugs during the Kentucky Derby since the late 1800s, perhaps as a way to lubricate an otherwise reticent gambler. But gambler or not, we’ll bet this refreshing, boozy, ice-cold beverage will knock your socks off. Sip slowly and enjoy the buzz.


Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in a 12-ounce glass until the mint is pretty demolished. Pour in the bourbon. Fill the glass two-thirds full with crushed ice and stir gently. Pop the mint sprigs in the drink.


  • 2½ ounces Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 10 small fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for serving
  • Crushed ice (done in blender on ice-crush setting)

special equipment

  • drink muddler
  • blender with ice crush setting
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