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There are many ingredients that go into making the classic Mint Julep cocktail, but the most important ones are Bourbon, Sugar, Water, and Crushed or Shaved Ice. 

What glass is a Mint Julep served in?

The Mint Julep is typically served in a copper Mint Julep mug, although a Moscow Mule copper mug will also do. if you don’t have any of those available, consider a lowball rocks glass as a last resort. If you don’t own the right glassware for this cocktail, consider some of the options below.

How to make a Mint Julep

Below are the ingredients and directions for a Mint Julep. We hope you love this drink as much as we do.

Mint Julep

2 from 2 votes

Recipe by Julian Solorzano
Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy







Total time




2 Ounces Wild turkey 101 Bourbon

.50 Ounces simple syrup

4-5 Mint leaves

2 tender fresh mint sprigs, for garnish


In the bottom of a julep cup or serving glass, muddle the mint leaves with the simple syrup. Fill the cup with crushed ice and add the bourbon. Swirl with a bar spoon until the outside of the cup frosts. Top up with more ice and garnish with the mint sprigs.

Recipe Video


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