Mint Julep

  • Yield 1 servings

Mint Julep is a southern classic. The secret of a good Mint Julep is to tear the leaves into very fine pieces in order to release and intensify the aroma and flavor of the mint.



8 fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon simple syrup
2 ounces (1/4 cup) bourbon
1 sprig of mint


  1. Tear the mint leaves into tiny pieces in a tall glass, discarding the stems.
  2. Cover with the simple syrup and muddle the mixture with the back of a spoon for 10 seconds.
  3. Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the bourbon. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Dickie Brennan & Co., Dickie Brennan’s Palace Cafe, The Flavor of New Orleans (Dickie Brennan & Co., 2002)