Mint Julep

Mint Julep
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Mint Julep

Naren Young

Mint Julep

All you need to make a perfect mint julep is a good quality, high-proof bourbon, some sugar, the freshest, most spritely mint you can find, and some crushed ice. It absolutely must be crushed ice. The drink may taste strong and sweet at first, but after only a few minutes, the ice will dilute and soften the drink and it will transform into a sublime and ambrosial mix that will be about as refreshing (and Southern) as you’ll find anywhere. 


In a tall glass, muddle the mint and sugar. Add half of the bourbon and some crushed ice, and agitate well. Add the remaining bourbon and more crushed iced and stir again. Fill glass completely with crushed iced and add the biggest mint sprig you can find for garnish. Serve with a straw.


Calories per serving:

194 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat, Low Sodium Fat Free, Low Fat Abs, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, No Oil Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Carbs 4g 1%
  • Saturated 0g 0%
  • Fiber 0g 0%
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 0g 0%
  • Sodium 0mg 0%
  • Calcium 1mg 0%
  • Magnesium 0mg 0%
  • Potassium 3mg 0%
  • Iron 0mg 0%
  • Zinc 0mg 0%
  • Phosphorus 2mg 0%
  • Vitamin A 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 0%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 0%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 0%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1µg 0%
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