mint julep in a frosty silver cup on a bar

Mint Julep


  • 2 parts Kentucky Bourbon
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • Fresh Kentucky Colonel mint


  1. In a julep cup, combine ~8 fresh Kentucky Colonel mint leaves with simple syrup and lightly muddle
  2. Add Bourbon and crushed ice to ¾ full, and stir until the silver cup is chilled on the outside
  3. Mound with ice and pack tightly, garnish with a sprig of mint and an eco-straw (the straw was invented just for mint juleps!)

    Glassware: silver julep cup
    Served: crushed ice
    Garnish: large sprig of mint, eco-straw

    (cocktail photos shot on site at Trouble Bar in Louisville)