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Mint Julep Recipe

The Mint Julep and other classic cocktails are chronicled in Southern Cocktails. Click here to find out how to make a perfect julep from New Orleans bartender Chris McMillian.


  • 6–7 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. simple syrup (1:1)
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • Tools:barspoon
  • Glass:julep cup (or highball)
  • Garnish:mint sprig


Combine the mint leaves, syrup and bourbon in a glass. Using a barspoon, crush the mint to release its essence into the liquid. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Gently press the spoon into the ice, shaking it to incorporate the bourbon-syrup mixture. Garnish.

Denise Gee, Southern Cocktails: Dixie Drinks, Party Potions and Classic Libations, Chronicle Books

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