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Kentucky Mint Julep Recipe

Kentucky Mint Julep

JC Phelps
The legendary drink of the Kentucky Derby, the Kentucky Mint Julep is a quintessential Kentucky cocktail.
5 from 34 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 224 kcal


  • 2.5 oz Kentucky Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 4-5 Mint Leaves more for garnish
  • Crushed Ice


  • In the bottom of a Derby glass, add simple syrup + 4-5 mint leaves. Muddle.
  • Liberally fill glass with crushed ice.
  • Add bourbon.
  • Stir, garnish with mint, and enjoy!


Sodium: 14mgCalcium: 12mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 170IUSugar: 16gFiber: 1gPotassium: 38mgCalories: 224kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 16gIron: 1mg
Keyword cocktail, derby party cocktail, kentucky cocktail, Kentucky Cocktails, kentucky derby, kentucky derby party, mint, mint julep, Southern Cocktails
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