A Perfect Summer Drink: The Mint Julep

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Downtown Market


We get excited about seasonal drinks and this summer, we’re excited about the Mint Julep. Crushed ice, bourbon, mint—the mix of sweet and bitter… what’s not to love? Below is our recipe for the perfect mint julep. Follow the steps and wow your guests with a quick, delicious drink at the height of its season. We’re just jealous we won’t be there to taste test for you!



  • Ice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Mint
  • Your Favorite Bourbon

How To Make The Perfect Mint Julep:

  • Put your ice in a bag, grab a tool (rolling pins work great!) and crush up your ice. Put the ice aside. 
  • Add 1/2 oz simple syrup, 3 oz of your favorite bourbon, mint, and lightly muddle. 
  • Add 1 cup of your crushed ice and stir.
  • Garnish with a mint and enjoy!


If you have any questions, or feedback, let us know in the comments below!  We are here to help :)