Cognac Julep

Difford's Guide



Julep Tin
Measuring jigger
Bar spoon
Fine sieve


236 Calories
Cognac Julep image

Serve in

Julep Tin


Mint sprig

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 until the drink fills the cup and serve.

12 fresh Mint leaves
2 12 fl oz Cognac VSOP
23 fl oz Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup

Our comment:

A truly deliciously refreshing cocktail. Woody rancio notes in the cognac are freshened by the mint. Those with a dry palate may want to reduce the sugar a touch.


Although bourbon is now most commonly associated with the Julep it is probable that it was first made with cognac.

The contentious history of the Julep, along with its variants can be found on our page.

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