Proof on Main's Mint Julep Recipe

Proof on Main's Mint Julep Recipe
Staff Writer
Proof On Main

Even though you may not be at the Kentucky Derby, you can still pretend to be by sipping the Louisville, KY restaurant Proof on Main's classic mint julep. A simple combination of mint, sugar, and bourbon, this drink is a refreshing option for warm weather days. 

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1
Servings
1113
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  mint leaves, plus a sprig or two for garnish
  • 1  Ounce  sugar syrup
  • 2  Ounces  bourbon
  • Crushed ice to fill glass

Directions

In a rocks glass, lightly press on mint with a muddler or back of a spoon. Add the sugar syrup.

Pack the glass with crushed ice and pour the bourbon over the ice. Garnish with an extra mint sprig.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
47g
67%
Sugar
86g
96%
Saturated Fat
30g
100%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
163g
100%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
43mg
4%
Choline, total
17mg
4%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
143µg
36%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
163mg
23%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
776mg
52%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
6g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mint Julep Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Mint Julep Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.