Mint Julep Recipe


  • 5 fresh mint leaves (plus a few sprigs for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Shaved ice
  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • Lemon slice for garnish (optional)
  • Orange slice for garnish (optional)
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)

Place mint leaves, sugar and a splash of water into a silver julep cup (or a 12 oz. Tom Collins glass). Muddle the mint, sugar, and water together with the tip of the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill the glass with shaved ice, add the bourbon and stir until combined. Garnish with lemon or orange slice, a cherry, and a few sprigs of fresh mint.


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