How to Make the Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

How to Make the Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

This cocktail is sponsored by:

Kentucky logo

If you want to learn all about how the Mint Julep came to be, then check out the Lush Life episode: How to Drink the Mint Julep with Stacey Yates, Kentucky Tourism!

Mint Julep

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Mint Julep recipe comes to you directly from Kentucky. Serve it in a silver cup and don your hat - it's Kentucky Derby time!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar (256g)
  • 2 cups water (270ml)
  • Sprigs of fresh mint
  • Crushed ice
  • Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Silver Julep Cups

Instructions

  1. Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes.
  2. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight if you have time.
  3. Make one Julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice.
  4. Add one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Kentucky Bourbon.
  5. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Made this cocktail?

Take a pic and tag @alushlifemanual on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Cheers!

Disclaimer: Some of these posts contain affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you click on these links and buy something, but, don’t worry, it won’t cost you a dime!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Skip to Recipe