Recipe: Mint Julep

Recipe: Mint Julep

This cocktail was featured on Episode 07: Cocktails for Hitler (aka The 4th of July and Americana).

The Mint Julep is simple and elegant in nature, but does take some trial and error to get exactly right. This Mint Julep recipe comes from one of the foremost cocktail experts, David Wondrich.


3 oz. bourbon
1 tsp. sugar
Crushed ice
Several mint leaves


To make it, add a few mint leaves and sugar to a chilled glass, and muddle. Pack the glass with crushed ice, add bourbon, and then stir vigorously until the glass begins to frost. Add more ice if necessary and then garnish with mint leaves.

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