A sweet classic cocktail with the magic of mint.
Quick facts about Mint Julep
- The creation and consumption of mint julep is back in 1784 as a medicine.
- The first mention in print of it was in John Davis’s 1803 book “Travels of four and half years in the United States of America” it was described as- the drama of spirituous liquor having mint in it.
- Henry Clay made it popular in Washington D.C in 1850.
- In 1983 it became the official drink of Kentucky Derby.
Mint Julep Recipe
It is purely a summer cocktail with cooling mint, the sweetness of sugar syrup, and whiskey. Here is your Mint Julep Recipe.
- 12 fresh mint leaves
- 70ml bourbon whiskey
- 20ml sugar cane syrup
- 2 dash Angostura
Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fine strain into the julep cup half-filled with crushed ice. Stir the drink with the crushed ice with the help of a bar spoon, fill the cup with more crushed ice and stir again, repeat the process until the frost forms on the outside.
Garnish with mint leaves and dust with icing sugar.
Serve chilled and enjoy. Check more Summer Cocktail Recipes!