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Chris McMillian’s Mint Julep

mint julep recipe

A trifecta of Southern flavors–bourbon, peach and mint.

This refreshing porch sipper combines a trifecta of Southern flavors.


  • 2 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. peach syrup (such as Torani or Monin)
  • 12-15 fresh mint leaves
  • Crushed ice
  • Tools:muddler
  • Glass:julep or Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:fresh mint sprig dusted in superfine sugar


Place the mint and 1/4 ounce of the peach syrup in a julep cup or Old Fashioned glass and gently muddle, working the leaves up the side of the glass. Loosely pack the glass with crushed ice, then add bourbon and drizzle remaining peach syrup on top. Garnish.

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