Author: Simple Foodie

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

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SimpleFoodie Mint Julep Recipe. A minty drink with bit of sweetness and a bite of bourbon that is the perfect drink for watching the horse races.


Mint Simple Syrup
water 1/4 cup
superfine sugar 1/4 cup
mint (fresh) 1/4 cup
mint (fresh) 1/4 cup
ice 1 cup crushed
bourbon 1/2 cup


  1. For the mint simple syrup bring the water in a saucepan to a boil over high heat. Add the superfine sugar and mix until it completely dissolves. Add the fresh mint. Cool completely before using it in the rest of the recipe.
  2. For the julep drop the mint into a tall drinking glass.
  3. Using a spoon or muddler mash up the mint until it forms specks.
  4. Fill the glass to the top with the crushed ice.
  5. Add the bourbon until it reaches halfway up the glass.
  6. Pour in the simple syrup until it almost reaches the top of the glass.
  7. Stir with a spoon.
  8. Garnish with some fresh mint leaves.


To get a full flavored mint simple syrup allow the mint to steep in the syrup overnight in your refrigerator.