Classic Mint Julep Recipe | Garden-Inspired Cocktails

This Classic Mint Julep Recipe is a crowd favorite & not to mention refreshing. The fresh Mint makes the drink taste so fresh. Whether it be a sunny day or the end of a long day this drink is sure to please.

The Classic Mint Julep

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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A classic cocktail recipe: The Mint Julep – It’s a classic for a reason.


  • For the Cocktail:
  • 10-12 mint leaves

  • ¼ oz. Turbinado Syrup

  • 2 oz. bourbon

  • Mint sprig and powdered sugar, for garnish

  • For the Turbinado Syrup:
  • Raw, unrefined sugar

  • Water


  • Turbinado Syrup:
  • Heat two parts sugar to one part water in a saucepan over medium heat until dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and chill.
  • Mint Julep:
  • Add the mint leaves and the turbinado syrup to a glass. Lightly muddle.
  • Add the bourbons and fill ¾ of the cup with crushed ice. Stir 10–12 times with a bar spoon to dilute.
  • Once diluted, remove spoon, add a straw and top off your cocktail with a small dome of crushed ice.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig and a dust of powdered sugar.
Mint Julep Recipe - Gardenuity