Simply Jessica Marie

Classic Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Recipes, SJM ShopJessica PeddicordComment

Ohhh Mint Juleps. The cocktail of The Kentucky Derby. The cocktail that makes me want to start collecting cute silver cups. The cocktail that I really wish I liked.

Mint Juleps, you're a tad too bitter for me, but you sure are darn pretty. In case you do love Mint Juleps (teach me your ways?), here's a classic recipe for you to prep for any Kentucky Derby watch parties you're hosting or attending this weekend!

Classic Mint Julep cocktail recipe | Mint Julep watercolor art print by Simply Jessica Marie | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

CLASSIC MINT JULEP RECIPE

serves 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 ounces of bourbon 
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves (plus one more full sprig - see below)
  • 1 tsp of superfine sugar
  • 2 tsp water
  • crushed or cubed ice (personal preference)
  • A full fresh mint sprig for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. In your silver julep cup, use the back of a spoon to crush the mint leaves, sugar, and water until you see the sugar dissolve. 
  2. Fill your cup with ice
  3. Pour the bourbon directly on top of the ice, and stir well to combine.
  4. Garnish with your fresh mint sprig, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Classic Mint Julep cocktail recipe | Mint Julep watercolor art print by Simply Jessica Marie | SC Stockshop

photo by the SC Stockshop

If you love making the ordinary days a bit more extraordinary like I do, why not bring a little bit of it into your home decor?

Each month, I am releasing an art print from the 2017 Cocktail, featuring the cocktail coordinating with that month from the calendar! The art prints will debut during the first week of each month, making it the perfect way to toast to the start of the month!

This Mint Julep art print would be the perfect addition to your kitchen or bar cart, darling! It will be right at home next to the classic stemware that has been passed down through the generations of your family, and that gold bar accessory set you just picked up from Target! These art prints are available in 8x10 and 11x14 sizes, perfect for apartments and homes alike.


Please note: This blog post contains affiliate links for the SC Stockshop. I absolutely adore using Shay's amazing styled stock images to enhance my brand aesthetic, and would 100% still do so without affiliate links!