Mint Julep

Total Time
5mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
0 mins

This recipe is from Alton Brown and is the best Mint Julep I've had. It doesn't look like much, but it's very refreshing. The one thing I do is bash the mint and sugar in my mortar/pestle, instead of a glass.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 10 mint leaves, plus a spring for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • seltzer water
  • crushed ice
  • 2 12 ounces kentucky bourbon whiskey (Gentleman Jack)

Directions

  1. Place the mint in the bottom of a mortar/pestle, and top with the sugar.
  2. Muddle these together until the leaves start to break down and dissolve the sugar. Transfer to a cocktail glass.
  3. Add a splash of seltzer water.
  4. Fill the glass 3/4 with ice, and add the bourbon.
  5. Top with more seltzer; stir and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Most Helpful

5 5

this is my "go to" recipe for mint juleps. i use a strainer with cheesecloth to get all the little mint bits out of the drink. i also add 1/2 ounce of orange liquor for personal preference.