Mint Julep Cocktail

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (149 ratings)

Serve in

Julep tin

Garnish:

Mint sprigs bouquet 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. Repeat this process so the drink fills the cup and frost forms on the outside.

12 fresh Mint leaves
2 1/3 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
1/3 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
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Review:

This superb drink is better if the shaker and its contents are placed in the refrigerator for several hours prior to mixing with ice. This allows the mint flavours to infuse in the bourbon.

History:

Like so many cocktails, the Mint Julep's history is contentious. Today it is closely identified with America's Deep South, famously served at the Kentucky Derby.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.6 standard drinks
  • 28.29% alc./vol. (56.58° proof)
  • 22.8 grams of pure alcohol
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