Authentic Mint Julep


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Sprigs of fresh mint
  • Crushed ice
  • Old Forester Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for 5 minutes.  Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight.

Step 2: Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup, and two ounces of Old Forester Kentucky Whiskey.

Step 3: Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Whether at the track or celebrating at home, please enjoy the Authentic Kentucky Derby Mint Julep.