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Maker’s Mark Mint Julep

The classic Kentucky Derby cocktail

Maker's Mark Mint Julep

This classic cocktail traditionally served at the Kentucky Derby can be prepared in the matter of minutes, making you look like a professional bartender. (No one needs to know that the specialty bourbon is your secret weapon.) Best of all, all ingredients that you can find at your local market with ease. Serve in a silver cup for the perfect presentation.


*Simple Syrup: Heat to dissolve sugar, stirring constantly so the sugar does not burn. Set aside to cool.


  • parts Maker's Mark Mint Julep
  • Fresh mint
  • 2 Tablespoons simple syrup* muddled with mint
  • Splash of distilled water
  • Powdered sugar


Mix together simple syrup muddled with mint, Maker’s Mark Bourbon and distilled water. Fill glass with crushed ice and pour mixture over top. Sprinkle top of ice with powdered sugar. Garnish with a mint sprig.