How to prepare a Mint Julep, the unmistakable Mint Julep cocktail

How to prepare a Mint Julep, the unmistakable Mint Julep cocktail. There is evidence that back in 1820 in the US a butler named P. Morgans was the first to make this incredible cocktail. It is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. In the last sixteen years, more than 100,000 Mint Juleps have been served there, requiring 10,000 liters of Early Times Kentucky Whiskey, 2,400 pounds of fresh mint and 40 tons of crushed ice.

recipe information

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • total time: 5 minutes
    • rations: 1
    • Category: drinks
    • Type of cocktail bar: US
    • calories: 145 kcal per glass

Ingredients for the mint julep for 1 person

    • 2 tablespoon of sugar
    • 1 stroke of narrowness
    • 8 mint leaves
    • 7cl Tennessee whiskey
    • crushed ice

Mint Julep IngredientsDavid Hidalgo

How to make the mint julep

We are going to make the cocktail in the same glass, in this case a silver glass to which we add 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Adding sugar to the mint julepDavid Hidalgo

1 shot of Angostura and soda (optional).

Angostura drops for the julepDavid Hidalgo

8 mint leaves.

mint leaves in the glassDavid Hidalgo

We crush gently with a mallet to extract the aroma of the mint at the same time that we dissolve the sugar.

Crush the mint julepDavid Hidalgo

We introduce crushed ice.

put some iceDavid Hidalgo

Add the bourbon, 7 cl. Stir with a bar spoon, controlling the dilution.

Stir all the mixtureDavid Hidalgo

Add more crushed ice.

Add a little more iceDavid Hidalgo

Garnish with sprigs of mint and serve.

decoration with mint leavesDavid Hidalgo

Easy preparation summary

    1. In a small silver glass we serve the angostura, the mint and the sugar
    1. Gently crush the mixture
    1. Add whiskey and crushed ice
    1. Stir with a bar spoon
    1. To finish we introduce more crushed ice and decorate with mint