The Perfect Mint Julep Recipe


The 137th annual Kentucky Derby  will be held this Saturday, May 7 and in honor of the big event, we thought we’d share the perfect Mint Julep Recipe!

Mint Juleps are Southern cocktails synonymous with the Kentucky Derby; in fact, almost 120,000 juleps are served at Churchill Downs during the world-famous horse race.  For those of you can’t be there but want to share in the festivities, the 137th Kentucky Derby will be shown on NBC at 2:00 PDT.  Having a viewing party? Follow this recipe to make your guests feel like they’re at Churchill Downs!

Recipe: Mint Julep

Recipe adapted from Cindy Kebbell and courtesy of
Photo courtesy of Flickr user flickr4jazz’s


  • 4 cups bourbon
  • 2 bunches fresh spearmint
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Powdered sugar


  1. To highball glass or silver Julep cup, add minted simple syrup, then 1 cup crushed ice, bourbon, and splash of water.
  2. Add enough of remaining ice to almost fill glass.
  3. Stir well and garnish with mint sprig.

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