Sunday, May 1, 2016

Easy Mint Juleps

Shirt: Lauren James c/o

It's finally May and Kentucky Derby week! Mint juleps are perfect drink to serve if you're having a derby party or just watching it yourself at home. They're also great to enjoy anytime in the warmer months. Some of the recipes get pretty complicated so I put together a simple and easy one that you can make quickly. This recipe serves one. 

2 oz bourbon
.5 oz simple syrup
10-15 fresh mint leaves + more for garnish
Lots of crushed ice

Place 10-15 fresh mint leaves in the bottom of a glass and add .5 oz of simple syrup. Muddle the mint around in the simple syrup. You want to bruise the leaves so they release the oils and flavor. 

Add 2 oz of bourbon. I used Woodford Reserve because it is the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, but feel free to use whatever you like.

Fill the glass halfway with crushed ice and stir gently. You want to mix the simple syrup, mint flavor and bourbon together but don't want the leaves floating around in the glass. I used the Vita-mix to make the crushed ice but you could buy it crushed or use a fridge dispenser if you have one. 

Fill the rest of the way with crushed ice and top with lots of fresh mint. Enjoy responsibly! 


  1. i love a good mint julep but they are often hard to find so i just make them myself. love derby day! and love that shirt girl!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. soo yummy !
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  3. I love Woodford Reserve - it's such a smooth bourbon. :D Thanks for sharing your recipe!!


  4. YUM! Looks like you're Derby ready.

    xx Kathryn

  5. Yum! This looks so nice and refreshing!

  6. Wish I could indulge this year... woodford is a favorite around here too!

  7. Definitely the perfect for the Derby!! I'm not a bourbon kind of girl, but I know my husband will love this!

  8. Great pics!

  9. Mint Juleps are the best! I love any excuse to make them & the simpler the better! I am LOVING that red straw - so random I know! Cheers xx Shannon

  10. omg this looks SO good! I'll have to make one for myself as soon as I give birth to baby #2! Haha. Thanks for sharing! :)

    xo Raina

  11. omg this looks SO good! I'll have to make one for myself as soon as I give birth to baby #2! Haha. Thanks for sharing! :)

    xo Raina

  12. Sweet recipe! I look forward to introducing it at my next get together.

    Enjoy Derby week!


  13. These look so good and summery!

  14. Looks delicious and so good for summer! Xx

  15. Looks lovely, I really need to try making this :)

  16. I can't believe I've actually never had one of these. I'm sure I'd love it...I love bourbon and mint tastes so yummy in drinks. Great pics!

  17. oh my gosh that looks so good, and I love that glass! thanks for the recipe :)


    1. Thanks Molly! My neighbor got it at the Derby last year and brought it back for me!


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