Mint Julep Recipe

Whiskey Wednesday – Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

February 5, 2014 by Whiskey - No Comments

I grabbed myself a little mint plant to nurture and raise in my growing herb garden in my kitchen, so when I was mulling over ideas for this week’s Whiskey Wednesday, I knew I had to involve my new mint.

Mint Julep Recipe

Well what better whiskey drink with mint than the classic Mint Julep? Although, after raising and nurturing the mint plant to life in this dismal, sunless weather, I felt awful when I had to pluck and beat up the leaves. But oh jeez, I no long felt bad when I had a sip of the final product.

Mint Julep Recipe

And I finally found a reason to use the last of my Woodford Reserve. I had been clinging to these last few ounces for a few weeks now. I don’t even know why… Whiskey is meant to be enjoyed, thoroughly and regularly.

Mint Julep Recipe - Woodford Reserve

And may I preface with a story, before any whiskey connoisseurs get all up in arms when they see the glass I’m using for a Julep….

I found these adorable tea glasses on Amazon. I absolutely fell in love and have been using them every chance I get. The beauty of them is they are double-walled, shielding your hands from the heat or cold of the beverage. And it’s rather cold tonight, so I’d rather not freeze my hands with an icy glass. So I’m using — and thoroughly enjoying — them for my Mint Juleps tonight.

Mint Julep Recipe

For your own Mint Julep, feel free to use a real julep glass or otherwise, a tall glass.

Mint Julep Recipe

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

What you need

  • 2 1/2 oz whiskey (I recommend: Woodford Reserve, Jefferson's Bourbon, Maker's Mark)
  • 3/4 oz mint syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Sprig of fresh mint for garnish
  • Julep glass or tall glass (I obviously broke this rule, to try out my cute new tea glasses)
  • For mint syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10-15 leaves of fresh mint

How to make it

  1. For the mint syrup:
  2. Boil the water and sugar for 5 minutes. Pour over the mint leaves in a ceramic or thick glass bowl, gently bruising the leaves with the bottom of a glass or a spoon to release the flavor.
  3. Cover with tin foil immediately (to trap in all the minty goodness) and chill for 8-10 hours. Yep, sorry, good things come to those who wait...
  4. When the syrup is ready, fill a tall glass or a julep glass with your ingredients, garnishing with the mint sprig.
  5. Enjoy, one delicious sip at a time.
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