Classic Mint Julep

The classic Mint Julep is a cooling summertime favourite and a time-honoured fixture of Kentucky culture. For enhanced flavour, use fresh mint leaves!




Preparation time

5 mins

Cooking time

5 mins


  • 2 parts Basil Hayden Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • Fresh mint leaves


1. Add all mint and syrup to a julep tin cup or rocks glass.
2. Gently muddle mint to express the oils.
3. Add crushed ice.
4. Pour Basil Hayden over ice.
5. Stir throughly.
6. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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