Mint Juleps

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Mint Juleps

Prep 15 m

Cook 10 m

Ready In 25 m

8 Servings

199 Calories


"Sit on the front porch in your rocking chair on a sultry afternoon and sip on one or two of these. The proper way to serve a mint julep is in a frozen silver goblet, but you can use glasses instead--just use the most elegant ones you have! You can make the syrup ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for whenever the julep mood strikes you."

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  1. 2 cups water

  2. 2 cups white sugar

  3. 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh mint leaves

  4. 32 fluid ounces Kentucky bourbon

  5. 8 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish


  1. Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour. Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves

  2. Fill eight cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice and pour 4 ounces of bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each. (Proportions can be adjusted depending on each person

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