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The Mint Julep is a relative of the Cuban Mojito, but made with Bourbon wiskey rathern than rum. It is one of the traditional New Orleans cocktails.


  • 3 parts Bourbon whiskey
  • 4 to 6 sprigs mint leaves
  • granulated sugar, to taste


  1. Put mint, sugar, and a small amount of crushed or shaved ice into the bottom of a julep cup or tall glass. (Optional: Muddle the mint and sugar, then let stand for a bit to allow the broken leaves to release their flavor.)
  2. Add bourbon whiskey, top off with crushed or shaved ice, stir well to mix and chill the mixture.
  3. Serve in a highball glass or a martini glass.

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Last updated: October 12, 2010
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