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Mint Julep

No other cocktail is more synonymous with the South than a classic mint julep. Learn how to make this easy cocktail for yourself right at home.
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 199kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon


  • In a Julep cup or rocks glass, lightly muddle the mint leaves in the simple syrup.
  • Add the bourbon and simple syrup, then pack the glass tightly with crushed ice.
  • Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside.
  • Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome, and garnish with a mint sprig and a few drops of bitters (optional).



Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 6.3g