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The Old Forester Mint Julep Recipe

Whether you're tailgating at a horse race (especially the Kentucky Derby) or just enjoying a warm spring or summer afternoon, there's nothing quite like a good mint julep and the feeling you get (and I'm not talking about the buzz) when you drink one. Made from simple ingredients, when properly prepared, this drink is as refreshing as it is classic.

Recipe and artwork originally published here.


  • Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. 
  • Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Old Forester Kentucky Whisky (or your bourbon of choice). Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. 
  • Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
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