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How to Make the Woodford Reserve Mint Julep

And they’re off!  If you are hearing those words, you are definitely sipping a Mint Julep, the drink of choice at the Kentucky Derby. A classic Bourbon Cocktail and so easy with its combination of mint, sugar and Woodford Reserve Bourbon. Just make sure you have the signature silver Julep cup and loads of crushed ice.

You’ll need the following equipment:

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Mint Julep

Woodford Reserve Mint Julep

Immerse yourself in Southern charm with the Woodford Reserve Mint Julep. This classic cocktail blends the smooth richness of Woodford Reserve Bourbon with fresh mint and sugar—a refreshing Kentucky tradition.
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Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 192 kcal



  • 60 ml Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 10 ml Sugar Syrup
  • 6-8 Mint Leaves
  • Sprig of Mint


  • Add the bourbon, simple syrup and mint leaves to your julep cup
  • Stir gently so as not to crush the mint leaves, but to finesse them
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir again to chill
  • Add more ice, so it’s full and serve
  • Garnish with a mint sprig


Serving: 1gCalories: 192kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 255IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword mint julep, Woodford Reserve Mint Julep
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