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Mint Julep

A traditional beverage made famous by the Kentucky Derby. A very popular drink here, similar to a rum mojito. A local bar here serves this up with the addition of a pinch of grated fresh ginger
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American, Local
Keyword: traditional beverage, popular drink, rum mojito, fresh ginger, mint julep
Yield: 1 Serving.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 6 large fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • crushed ice
  • 1 1/2 jiggers bourbon
  • pinch ginger, peeled, grated (optional)


  • In tall beverage glass, muddle mint and sugar (use the end of a wooden spoon).
  • Fill with crushed ice; top with bourbon.
  • Garnish with additional mint leaf.

How To Serve:

  • Serves 1.