Mint Julep

mint julep

This classic southern cocktail is still a must on Derby Day and summer soirees. Refreshing and strong, this mint julep will be an instant classic.


  • 6 tablespoons superfine sugar

  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 24 mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish

  • 2 cups finely crushed ice

  • 1 cup bourbon


  1. Combine sugar, lemon juice, and mint leaves in a pitcher. Crush well with a wooden spoon. Add ice and bourbon and mix well. Pour into silver tumblers, garnish with mint sprigs, and serve.

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