It’s only an official mint julep if it’s made with the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby®. Whether you’re into classic juleps or updated versions of this traditional Derby-time favorite, there’s bound to be one here that suits your tastebuds.
The traditional Derby Day cocktail, and a southern ritual crafted from bourbon, simple syrup and mint.
2 oz. Woodford Reserve
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
3 Fresh Mint Leaves
Express the essential oils in the mint and rub them inside the glass. To the same glass, add simple syrup, bourbon, and crushed ice. Stir. Garnish with more ice and fresh mint.
Looking for more Mint Julep recipes? Check out our friends at Thrillist for variations of the Mint Julep from each region of the United States. Also, check out our Craft Cocktails page for more cocktail ideas.