The Mint Julep Recipe Is One Of The Coolest Cocktails Out There

"Two or three of those, and anything sounds good"
(Bob Dylan)


I've been using this Perfect Mint Julep Recipe for years, I believe this is one of the greatest cocktails ever invented.

As a bartender this is the my favorite cocktail to mix, you use all the bartending elements, from muddling to stirring to shaking to straining. In a few minutes you will know how to use all these elements to make the best mint julep.

The mint julep's basic ingredient is Bourbon whiskey, any bourbon or Tennessee whiskey will do, to the bourbon we add bitters, mint, lime juice, sugar and club soda.

Here is my Mint Julep mixing video. If you prefer a written recipe just scroll down this page.



Ingredients for Perfect Mint Julep recipe:

  •   3 Oz bourbon (Always prefer a premium bourbon or tennessee whisky, I prefer wild turkey or maker's mark)

  • 1 Spoon white sugar

  • Hand full of Mint leaves

  • 4 Drops of bitters (we always prefer angostura bitters)

  • Splash of club soda

  • Lime Cordial (We recommend Rose's Lime Juice)

  • 8 Ice cubes or crushed ice



Bar tools used: (Click the link for instructions) Shaker, Muddler, Spoon, Strainer

* I use this professional , it's an amazingly comfortable Shaker.

*You can use this standard .

* If you still don't have a Bar Tools Set check out this .

Glass: Old fashioned, Rock


  • Step 1: Muddle the mint and sugar, muddle until you actually smell the mint.

  • Step 2: Add 3 Oz of Bourbon

  • Step 3: Add the Bitters

  • Step 4: Stir 10 times

  • Step 5: Add 8 ice cubes

  • Step 6: Shake it hard! 20 times at least

  • Step 7: Strain into the glass full of fresh new ice

  • Step 8: Top the drink with club soda

  • Step 9: Add 5 fresh new mint leaves on top and serve it, your Perfect Mint Julep is ready to drink!

  • You can also use:

    Rye whiskey but that's only if you like your cocktails strong.and if you want 101 proof you can use Wild Turkey, that will make your head spin.


Cocktail-Guru Tip

If you have powdered sugar you can sprinkle it on top of the mint leaves you put as garnish. It's looks great!

Coming soon is our Bob Dylan Mint Julep dedicated to the legendary Bob Dylan, he is a real Mint Julep groupie, he even made it on a radio show using his own recipe...

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