The Mint Julep: A Refreshing Whiskey Cocktail

Whiskey cocktails are not typically associated with being particularly refreshing, but the Mint Julep is a delightful exception. With fresh mint, crushed ice, and bourbon whiskey, this drink is perfect for warmer days or when you’re in the mood for a thirst-quenching whiskey cocktail. Here’s how to make a Mint Julep.

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Recipe by BeverageBeaver
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A Mint Julep is a refreshing whiskey cocktail combining bourbon, fresh mint, and crushed ice.


  • 2.5 oz Bourbon Whiskey

  • 10 Fresh Mint Leaves

  • 0.5 oz Simple Syrup

  • Crushed Ice


  • In a glass, gently muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup to release the mint’s oils and aroma.
  • Pour the bourbon over the muddled mint.
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice.
  • Stir gently with a bar spoon.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve.

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