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2. Mint Julep


Mint Julep is also included into the top 20 classic cocktails list. It is good for its simplicity in preparation and mood. Initially, this classic cocktail was considered an exclusively aristocratic drink, and it was customary to serve it only in silver glasses. Later, the cocktail became available to ordinary people.


  1. Aged bourbon 50 ml;
  2. Still water 10 ml;
  3. Peppermint 3 g;
  4. Powdered sugar 10 g;
  5. Crushed ice 150 g.

How to make Mint Julep:

Take a tall bar glass and add a tablespoon of sugar syrup, a dozen mint leaves, and 3 dashes of Angostura bitters to make this one of the most famous classic cocktails. Bruise the mint with the muddler (gently) and blend the whole mix by stirring (do not use the blender). Also, make sure not to crush the mint leaves. Pour 2 ounces of Bourbon.

Remove the Julep glasses from the refrigerator and fill with crushed ice. Pour the Julep and stir for a few minutes. Add more ice and then fill with Bourbon till it reaches 1/4th of an inch from the top. You have the classic cocktail ready.

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