Bulleit Mint Julep Recipe

Bulleit Mint Julep Recipe

How To Make Bulleit Mint Julep

A Kentucky derby classic, this mint julep is fresh, slightly sweet, and perfectly spiked with a generous dose of Bulleit bourbon.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Rest and Refrigerate Time: 9 hours
Total: 9 hours 15 minutes



  • 15ozbulleit bourbon
  • 30fresh mint leaves
  • 1cupsugar
  • 1cupwater


  1. Wash mint leaves, pat dry, and put them in a small mixing bowl. Cover with 3 ounces Bulleit Bourbon and let soak for 15 minutes.

  2. Remove mint, then place them in a clean cotton cloth, and wring over bowl, bruising the leaves. Dip back into bourbon and wring again

  3. Repeat several times to create mint extract. Set extract aside for 1 hour.

  4. Combine mint extract (leaves included, if preferred) with simple syrup (1 cup sugar and 1 cup water) in a covered glass container or jar and refrigerate overnight.

  5. Fill julep cups (10-12 ounces, preferably silver but glass will do) with crushed ice or shaved ice and insert a fresh mint sprig. Add 1½ ounces Bulleit Bourbon to each cup

  6. Add marinated julep mixture to taste.


  • Calories: 229.89kcal
  • Fat: 0.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.00g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.10g
  • Fiber: 0.04g
  • Sugar: 25.00g
  • Protein: 0.02g
  • Sodium: 1.60mg
  • Calcium: 2.26mg
  • Potassium: 3.61mg
  • Iron: 0.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 1.14µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.07mg
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