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Kentucky Mint Julep Recipe

Kentucky Mint Julep

The legendary drink of the Kentucky Derby, the Kentucky Mint Julep is a quintessential Kentucky cocktail.


  • 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!
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