Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe


An easy cocktail recipe for a

Mint Julep

The classic cocktail with crushed ice and lots of fresh mint



  • 1 part cognac (brandy)
  • 3 parts sparkling water (soda water)
  • if you like: dashes of dark rum
  • sugar
  • several twigs of fresh mint
  • crushed ice
  • tumbler (old-fashioned glass)


How to mix a Mint Julep

For a Mint Julep cocktail (aka Brandy Julep) put sugar, a dash of sparkling water (soda water) and 3-4 twigs of fresh lemon per regular-sized glass in a glass and crush them. Pour this mixture in the tumbler (old-fashioned glass). Fill completely with crushed ice and add the cognac (brandy). Stir slightly and garnish with twigs of fresh mint. If you like, top the drink with a dash of dark rum and serve with straws.


Bartender’s tips and advice

  • Traditionally this drink has been garnished with twigs of fresh mint, grapes, slices of orange, slices of pineapple and slices of strawberry… quite a fruit salad! Give it a try, it’s delicious and looks just great!
  • The Mint Julep is the classic among the juleps. It’s also called brandy-julep. Always use fresh mint for the juleps. Keep fresh mint in the fridge rolled-up in a plastic bag to make it stay fresh for a longer time.
  • Find more tips and interesting facts in the bartenders guide.


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