Mint Julep

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Nutrition Info
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5 fresh mint leaves, plus a few mint sprigs, for garnish

1 teaspoon sugar

Shaved ice

2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey

Lemon slice, for garnish, optional

Orange slice, for garnish, optional

Maraschino cherry, for garnish, optional


  1. Place mint leaves, sugar and a splash of water into a silver julep cup or a 12-ounce Tom Collins glass. Muddle the mint, sugar, and water together with the tip of the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill the glass with shaved ice, add the bourbon, and stir until combined. Garnish with a lemon or orange slice, a cherry, and a few sprigs of fresh mint.

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