Video: How to Make a Mint Julep
The Mint Julep is the perfect cocktail for Summer days and is enjoyed around the US especially with horse racing.
The Mint Julep
- 3 oz Bourbon
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- 6-8 Mint Leaves
- More Mint for Garnish
- Crushed or Bullet Ice
Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup in the bottom of a Collin’s or Julep Cup
Add a scoop of ice and 1 oz of bourbon then stir. Add another scoop of ice and 1 oz bourbon and stir again.
Top with final scoop of ice, one more ounce of bourbon, garnish with spring of mint and a short straw. You want the straw to be just higher than the garnish so your nose gets a big hit of mint smell when you drink.
Crush your own ice with a mallet and Lewis bag, buy a bag from Sonic (seriously, just ask them) or buy your own machine from FirstBuild.