Mint Julep Recipe

The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow, which means it’s time to put on your fancy hats and enjoy some Southern food and drinks while watching the race!

The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. The refreshing and simple cocktail contains only fresh mint, bourbon, sugar, and ice. If you’ll be celebrating at home tomorrow, here’s a quick and easy Mint Julep recipe from Berkley Bar for you to enjoy:


Mint Julep Recipe

  • 6 fresh mint leaves

  • 3 tsp powdered sugar

  • 2oz bourbon

  • ice
1. Place 4 mint leaves in the bottom of a pre-chilled silver julep cup. Add the powdered sugar and a few drops of bourbon. Using a muddler, muddle the mixture well to dissolve the sugar and release the oil and aroma of the mint.
2. Add the remaining bourbon and fill cup with crushed or cubed ice.
3. Stir well and garnish with the remaining mint leaves.