Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a classic Southern cocktail celebrated for its timeless simplicity and refreshing taste. Comprising just three key ingredients - bourbon, sugar, and fresh mint leaves - it epitomizes the art of balance and elegance in mixology.

The bourbon, a cornerstone of this cocktail, brings a warm and rich character, while the sugar and muddled mint provide a sweet and herbal counterpoint.

Served over crushed ice in a chilled silver julep cup, the Mint Julep is not only a cool and invigorating cocktail but also a symbol of Southern hospitality, making it the ideal choice for sipping on a hot summer's day, especially during the Kentucky Derby, where it has become an iconic tradition.


  • 8 Mint leaves
  • 7.5ml Simple syrup
  • 60ml Bourbon
  • Garnish: Mint sprig
  • Garnish: Angostura Bitters (optional)


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