How to Make a Mint Julep Cocktail

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“Mint Juleps are a refreshing and nutritious way to use up the abundance of mint in my heirloom mint garden!” Just kidding! Psy-ych!!!

how to make a mint julep

But mint juleps are a refreshing and delicious way to use up all the whiskey in your liquor cabinet and your neighbor’s liquor cabinet if you aren’t careful. These shits are crazy good — and classy.

Drink them while playing bocce ball in your front yard; put on a big hat and some white shoes while you’re at it; once you’re good and drunk, get out a grammar book and teach yourself the proper uses of the semi-colon. That’s what I do.

Make a Mint Julep – recipe card


Mint Julep Cocktail

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  • Yield: 1 1x


  • For each cocktail you will need:
  • 8 ounce highball glass
  • 45 mint leaves
  • 1/21 teaspoon of sugar, or to taste
  • crushed ice
  • 2 ounces bourbon


  1. Put the mint and sugar in the bottom of the glass and muddle it around with a muddler, a spoon, or your cell phone (kidding) until the mint is bruised and battered.
  2. Add 1/2 ounce of bourbon and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Pack the glass with crushed ice and top off with the remaining bourbon.
  4. Get HAMMERED.


You could make a pitcher of this and serve in individual crushed-ice-filled glasses, but you run the risk of ruining your friends’ lives if you do that.

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And if that ain’t enough for you, try another great summer drink: The Pimm’s Cup!



  1. Dan Huffman on February 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Mint is delicious, bourbon is great, and I've always enjoyed my ice crushed. I think we have a winner here.

    Love the show by the way. I'd love to see you cook a whole duck, a la orange or whatever.

    • Hilah Cooking on February 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm

      Thanks for the comment! We'll put duck a la orange in our “Experiments to Try” folder.

  2. Jessie on February 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Spoon! Shiny.

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