Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe. & Ingredients

Mint Julip cocktail in copper mug.
Mint Julip cocktail in copper mug.

There are many ingredients that go into making the classic Mint Julep cocktail, but the most important ones are Bourbon, Sugar, Water, and Crushed or Shaved Ice. 

What glass is a Mint Julep served in?

The Mint Julep is typically served in a copper Mint Julep mug, although a Moscow Mule copper mug will also do. if you don’t have any of those available, consider a lowball rocks glass as a last resort. If you don’t own the right glassware for this cocktail, consider some of the options below.

How to make a Mint Julep

Below are the ingredients and directions for a Mint Julep. We hope you love this drink as much as we do.


Mint Julep

2 from 3 votes
Recipe by Julian Solorzano Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy 🔨




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  • 2 Ounces Wild turkey 101 Bourbon

  • .50 Ounces simple syrup

  • 4-5 Mint leaves

  • 2 tender fresh mint sprigs, for garnish


  • In the bottom of a julep cup or serving glass, muddle the mint leaves with the simple syrup.
  • Fill the cup with crushed ice and add the bourbon.
  • Swirl with a bar spoon until the outside of the cup frosts.
  • Top up with more ice and garnish with the mint sprigs.

Recipe Video


So what do you think of the Mint Julep cocktail? Will you be trying this one out? Let us know in the comments below (we read and reply to every comment). 


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Written by Julian Solorzano

Hailing from Queens, New York, Julian Solorzano served four years in the United States Air Force, traveling throughout Europe and experiencing the best of the local cultures, including their passion for good food and wine. He has since grown an appreciation for all things wine and mixology. Julian fuses that passion with his skills in writing, photography, and video production to share his passion with the world.


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  1. I swear to god! This guy ruins almost every recipe I’ve seen??, someone pls. Stop him!!! You don’t shake a mint julep? You muddle and build it in a glass..I’ve had serious problems with this guys recipes in the past and he’s like a cancer to the bartending world!!!

    • Thank you Anthony. We posted the link to this vid a while back, definitely gonna switch it out for one that can do the mint julep more justice. We’d love your opinion on more of our content.

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