Mint Julep

It doesn’t have to be Kentucky Derby season to mix up a Mint Julep cocktail. The classic bourbon-based beverage is the perfect combination of sweet and minty, with just the right amount of kick. There’s nothing quite like a refreshing mint julep to cool you down and quench your thirst when the temperatures are rising (and show no signs of coming down anytime soon).

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe


4-5 mint leaves
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 oz Wigle Straight Rye Bourbon
Mint sprig, for garnish


In a julep cup, muddle mint leaves with the simple syrup. Add bourbon and fill glass with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

If you enjoyed learning how to craft a Mint Julep, check out our other classic cocktail recipes.

Recipe by Anna Calabrese / Photography by Dave Bryce

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