• Classic Mint Julep

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Stir Up a Classic Cocktail

The Derby Day cocktail of choice for nearly a century, the mint julep is steeped in Southern tradition. Each year, nearly 120,000 mint juleps are served during the two-day race at Kentucky’s Churchill Downs Racetrack. Here, we use a mint simple syrup for a more concentrated mint flavor. Packed with mint and crushed ice, it’s a refreshing drink you’ll enjoy all summer long.

Classic Mint Julep

  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 1 ounce mint simple syrup
  • Fresh mint sprigs
  • Crushed ice

Instructions

Mix the bourbon with the simple syrup and stir. Pour over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig.

Photograph by Madeleine Hill. 

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