Rating: 3.6 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

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. 

Martha Stewart Living, April/May 1992

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Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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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Reviews (5)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
06/06/2008
...what, I can't say c...tail? Fine, it was a necessary "alcoholic beverage."
Rating: Unrated
06/06/2008
Heck, it's a must have the day of the Kentucky Derby no matter WHERE you are! This year I was roaming around Market Street in downtown Charleston, SC with friends, and we passed by an open restaurant window when we heard the trumpets on their TV's. We rushed in, ordered Mint Juleps at the bar and stayed long enough to have a necessary cocktail and watch the horses! :)
Rating: Unrated
05/04/2008
The Mint Julep is a must have at the Kentucky Derby.
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01/01/2008
I like the idea nnadelsoi - going to try that one night :o)
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11/11/2007
I like to "cook" the sugar and lemon juice in a small saucer before mixing. It ensures no bites of sugar and the heat makes the mint smell awesome.