Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
5 Mins
Other Time
15 Mins
Makes 1 serving

How to Make It

Bring sugar and 2 cups water to a boil in a small saucepan, and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add torn fresh mint. Let stand 10 minutes. Pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl. Pour 2 Tbsp. mint syrup over ice into a 12-oz. julep cup. Fill with bourbon and, if desired, a splash of club soda. Reserve remaining mint syrup for another use. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

dawn1938's Review

July 06, 2010
Never add club soda!! A good julep is made using the best Kentucky bourbon, simple syrup & the mint. Do it right or why bother.