Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe is very simple, takes 10 minutes, and makes one drink.  Mint Julep is famous traditional drink of the Kentucky. However, the people of South Carolina and Charleston, South Carolina also claim that they are the ones who invented this drink. There is very interesting story behind this amazing drink. Kentucky Derby is one of the famous horse race events of the world in which thousands of juleps are served with Mint Julep. Mint Julep is an amazing combination of fresh mint, bourbon, and crushed ice. This wonderful refreshing drink is just perfect for hot days of summer. Traditionally this unique cocktail is served in silver or pewter mugs but you can also serve it in any of your favourite cocktail glass. if you want to try this classy drink, follow the given below step by step Mint Julep cocktail recipe:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 01


About 20 fresh mint leaves plus more for the garnishing purpose – this is optional

(2 tablespoon) sugar

(2 to 3 oz) bourbon

Plenty of crushed ice


  • 1

    Wash the fresh mint leaves properly and place them in a Mint Julep cup, cocktail glass, highball glass or similar vessel. Add in 2 tablespoon sugar.

  • 2

    Now, muddle the fresh mint leaves and sugar for one or two minutes until sugar dissolves thoroughly and both of the ingredients come together in a lovely, fragrant mash.

  • 3

    Pour 2 to 3 oz bourbon into the glass and fill it with crushed ice. Stir the mixture until all the ingredients mix well and an icy frost forms on the outside of your glass.

  • 4

    Your Mint Julep Cocktail is ready, garnish it with mint leave and serve immediately.

  • 5

    You can replace the 2 tablespoon sugar with 2 tablespoon of simple syrup or mint simple syrup

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