You are here: Home » Recipes » Kentucky Mint Julep Kentucky Mint Julep Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 1 servings Sit on your front porch on a sultry summer afternoon and sip on one or two of these. PrintEmail Ingredients Simple Syrup1/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons boiling waterMint Julep3 or 4 -- fresh mint leaves -- Crushed ice1 ounce 100 proof Kentucky bourbon Instructions For the syrup, combine the sugar and boiling water in a small heatproof bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves. For the mint julep, place 3 or 4 mint leaves in a julep glass and add crushed ice. Press down with a spoon to bruise the leaves. Add 1 ounce bourbon and 1 tablespoon of the Simple Syrup and mix well. Pack the glass with additional crushed ice and fill with additional bourbon. Garnish with additional mint leaves. Serves 1 Note: Traditionally, this is served in a frosted silver mint julep cup. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Owensboro’s Home Again, Home Again (Junior League of Owensboro, Kentucky, 2004).