Easy Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is an iconic bourbon cocktail that is so good, you’ll want to celebrate the Kentucky Derby every weekend. With a delicious balance of sweet, spicy, and herbal, the Mint Julep cocktail can be enjoyed all year long. Regardless of your prowess behind the bar, it is incredibly easy to make and only requires a few ingredients. Pro tip: Don’t skimp on the crushed ice. Take the time to create a nice mound of crushed ice before you start pouring!




  • Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a sturdy old-fashioned or rocks glass.

  • Muddle them until the leaves are dark, fragrant, and broken down, about 30 seconds.

  • Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir the drink for a few seconds.

  • To garnish, gently clap the mint sprig in between your palms (this releases the fragrant mint oils). Place it in your glass and serve immediately.