Jalisco Mint Julep

Difford's Guide



Flavour Profile



There are approximately 244 calories in one serving of Jalisco Mint Julep.

Times, Seasons & Occasions


Jalisco Mint Julep image

Serve in a

Julep tin


Mint sprigs dusted with icing sugar

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into julep cup half-filled with crushed ice. CHURN (stir) the drink with the crushed ice using a bar spoon. Top up the cup with more crushed ice and CHURN again. Crown the drink with some fresh crushed ice, garnish and serve.

12 fresh Mint leaves
2 1/2 fl oz Patrón Añejo tequila
2/3 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
2 dash Bob's Lavender Bitters

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Tequila Mint Julep


Given the use of tequila, I initially opted for agave syrup over sugar syrup but I found the caramel notes this added somewhat overwhelmed the mint. Instead, perhaps consider using demerara sugar in place of white cane syrup or a mix of the two. To be honest, I found myself preferring the original whiskey-based Mint Julep when tasted against each other but I'd encourage you to give a tequila-based Mint Julep a try, and if you have a better version then please email me at simon@diffordsguide.com.


Created in February 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.

For the contentious history of the Julep along with its variants, see our Julep page.

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