Recipe: Mint Julep Cocktail

Mint Julep

Mint Julep Cocktail

Alright ladies…here it is…the recipe for the Mint Julep we made for the Safe Haven Kentucky Derby golf outing. 🐴👒⛳️ Good bourbon and HOMEMADE simple syrup are KEY to a DELICIOUS Mint Julep. And truly, this cocktail is SOOOO EASY to make – there are only 3 ingredients (4 including water)!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups Pinhook Bourbon
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish
  • Crushed ice


For the simple syrup: Add the sugar and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Boil for about 4 minutes, wisking until all sugar is dissolved. Add mint and boil for about 3 additional minutes, remove from heat and let steep for about a half hour. After the mint has finished steeping, remove the leaves. Put the simple syrup into a jar (or other sealable container) and place in fridge to cool.

Once the simple syrup is cooled, you can assemble the cocktail! Fill a 12oz glass with crushed ice, add 2 ounces of bourbon and fill remaining with simple syrup. Garnish with a fresh mint leaf.

*Makes about 6 Mint Juleps


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