Classic Kentucky Mint Julep
- Updated June 14, 2018
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A Classic Kentucky Mint Julep is a requirement when participating in Derby Day festivities on the first Saturday in May. Follow this recipe to learn how to make a mint julep the traditional way. This Derby Day classic combines mint simple syrup with Kentucky bourbon, crushed ice, and fresh mint leaves. A refreshing mint julep is perfect for Derby Day, spring, or summer. Enjoy this Southern cocktail in chilled highball glasses with a sprig of mint and a sugar-dipped straw.
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