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A Traditional Mint Julep in a metal cocktail glass with fresh mint and white daisies on the side.
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This Traditional Mint Julep is frosty, minty, sweet, and kicky with Jack Daniels Kentucky bourbon and a light splash of ginger-ale. It's perfect for sipping and just right for a hot summer's day.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: alchoholic beverage, cocktails
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 481kcal


To make the simple syrup:

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar or granulated sugar

To make the cocktail:

  • 1.5 ounces Kentucky Bourbon
  • 1.5 ounces simple syrup
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves muddled (crushed) into a chunky paste (or to taste)
  • crushed ice
  • ginger ale
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish


To make the simple syrup:

  • -Bring the water and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook and stir until the liquid reduces and thickens slightly (approximately 3-4 minutes). Cool completely.

To make the cocktail:

  • -Add the first four ingredients into a cocktail glass. Top with ginger ale and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh mint leaves if desired.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 83g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg