You are here: Home » Recipes » Plantation Mint Julep Plantation Mint Julep Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 20 servings A refreshing drink to help you relax after a hard day at work. PrintEmail Ingredients 4 cups water3 cups sugar Leaves from 15 to 20 large mint stalks Crushed ice Kentucky bourbon Instructions Boil water in heavy saucepan; add sugar and mint leaves and allow to boil for 10 minutes. Let cool. Put mixture into a jug and refrigerated. Allow to stand for at least 30 days. To make julep, pour 1 1/2 ounces of sugar mixture and 3 ounces of bourbon over shaved ice. Stir and serve with short straws and a mint sprig garnish. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Savannah’s Savannah Style (the Junior League of Savannah, Georgia, 1980).