This classic mint julep is the traditional cocktail of the Kentucky Derby. It is minty, a little sweet, and highlights the full, rich flavor of the bourbon.
½ ounce simple syrup
8 mint leaves, no stems, more for garnish
2 ounces bourbon
Pour in the bourbon and fill the glass with crushed ice.
Garnish with mint sprigs and enjoy.
- Category: Starters - Cocktails
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: Southern
Keywords: classic mint julep, Kentucky Derby, bourbon cocktails, Southern cocktails, mint