Mint Julep

The classic bourbon cocktail gets updated with a honey mint syrup

This is an easy drink for a crowd.  Start the assembly Line.  

Do ahead

Make honey mint simple syrup and get it cold.

Chill the julep cups.  

crush the ice and keep it dry

To assemble:

  • Muddle fresh mint leaves in chilled cup.

  • fill with crushed ice.

  • add 1/4-1/2 oz Honey Mint syrup

  • top with bourbon-about 2-2 1/2 oz.

  • give a quick stir.

  • Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Honey Mint Simple Syrup

Combine equal parts honey and water in a small saucepan and bring to a. boil. Turn off heat. Add a handful of fresh mint leaves.  Let steep until it's cool.  Strain into a small jar.  Label and refrigerate until ready to use.  


This is an icy cold drink meant to be sipped. The last sips are the best, pungent with the muddled mint, sweetened with the simple syrup, and strong on bourbon.