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Gin Julep

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A gin julep is like a mint julep, but with gin instead of bourbon and a little soda water to soften it. Maybe the soda technically qualifies this as something-not-a-julep, but in the very basest of definitions, a “julep” is just a sweet drink. A Mint Gin Julep might be a better, more descriptive name. Anywayyy, Hetal from ShowMeTheCurry came on to make this drink with me, which turned out very very good. (Secret note: I made it up on the spot using the ingredients we had.)


Gin Julep

  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 56 fresh mint leaves
  • 23 pinches of sugar
  • 1 ounce gin
  • Club soda


  1. Muddle the mint in the bottom of a highball glass with the sugar and a few drops of the gin until the mint leaves are broken up and fragrant.
  2. Add the rest of the gin, fill glass with ice, stir.
  3. Top with soda

A similar drink, Hetal’s Spicy Gin and Tonic:

Other gin cocktails you may enjoy:

Ramos Gin Fizz

Gin Sidecar

Cocktail 1934


  1. y kimball on September 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Hilah rockin’ the mint! Drink sounds delicious. Being out-of-mind-crazy about mojitos, I know I would like this one. Whenever I see mint out shopping, I pick up a bunch. And I always have seltzer water on hand, I prefer it over club soda. When I mix this up, I will give you a toast, Texas lady!

    • Hilah on September 15, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Mint is one of my favorite herbs! Maybe because it’s so hard to keep alive here in Texas. šŸ˜‰ Cheers, Larry!

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