Mint Julip

Mint Julip

The Mint Julep dates back over 200 years. 
Since the 18th century, it's been a refreshing summer favorite that packs a boozy punch!

“As the ice melts and dilutes, the drink gets cooler and the flavors change,” says Derek Brown, the owner of Washington, D.C.'s Colombia Room.

☞ Here's the only recipe you'll ever need (courtesy of

  • 1/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 8 Mint Leaves
  • 2 oz Bourbon (86, 90 or 100 proof recommended, since there's so much ice)

☞ Make it!

  • In a metal Julep cup lightly muddle (lightly tap to release the oils) the mint and syrup.
  • Add the bourbon and pack tightly with crushed ice.
  • Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside.
  • Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome and garnish with a mint sprig and few optional drops of bitters.

 Simple Syrup is made with 1/2 cup of regular, granulated sugar in 1/2 cup of water.

  • Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Strain into a jar and seal tightly with a lid.
  • Simple syrup will keep, refrigerated, for about one month.

Retro Cocktails Mint Julep
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