Cool Off with a Refreshing Mint Julep

February 27, 2023
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Mint Julep

Minty and slushy with a strong bourbon kick.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Terry Engels


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 32 fluid ounces Kentucky bourbon
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint leaves garnish


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and chopped mint. Bring the pan to a boil on high until the sugar dissolves. Let the syrup cool for an hour, then pour it through a strainer to get the mint out.

  2. Fill eight cups (or frozen goblets if you want to do this properly) with crushed ice. Fill each with 4 ounces of bourbon and 1/4 cup of the mint syrup. Feel free to add more syrup if you like it sweet. Stick a mint sprig and straw into each cup. Make sure to trim the straws down so they're just barely sticking out of the top.


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