The Journal: The Mint Julep

The Mint Julep may be the king of all summer drinks. Served in a distinctive metal cup (it should be frosty to the touch) the ice-cold cocktail was born in the American South, and mainly contains crushed ice. There are other ingredients of course, with a splish and splash of bourbon and the flavoursome zing of spearmint, giving the drink flavour. Get ready to find your new favourite summer cocktail.


  • Spearmint Leaves
  • Bourbon
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Ice


  1. Fill a julep tin with crushed ice to the brim
  2. Shake 65ml bourbon, 10 mint leaves and 15ml sugar syrup
  3. Strain into the tin, and churn gently with a long spoon
  4. Top with more crushed ice and a big sprig of mint

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