Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

The Kentucky Derby is this weekend—and while we need no excuse to drink a little bourbon, we're happy to dress ours up for the occasion and break out our new julep cups! We're love a fun twist on the julep, but we went super classic here. All you need to run out for is a little mint and you're all set.

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Classic Mint Julep

2 sprigs of fresh mint
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 oz bourbon

Muddle one sprig of mint with the simple syrup in the bottom of a julep cup. Fill cup with crushed ice and add in bourbon. Swirl with a bar spoon until outside of cup is frosted. Fill again with crushed ice, and top with mint sprig.

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe
Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe