Classic Mint Julep

Leather to Lunch Classic Mint Julep

Happy Thursday friends! I’m back with another Sips With Sami recipe and this weeks drink is a total classic: Mint Julep! I personally love Juleps because they are so refreshing with all the mint and ice, perfect for a hot summer day! This recipe is VERY simple and only has 4 ingredients which are easy to grab, a total win win!


 Classic Mint Julep:

Total Time: ~5-10 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 4 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 10-14 mint leaves
  • Crushed Ice
  • Mint sprigs to garnish


  • In a glass, combine simple syrup and mint leaves and muddle gently
  • Next, add bourbon to the mixture and stir
  • Top with crushed ice
  • Stir slowly, add more ice if needed
  • Garnish with mint leaves
  • Enjoy!

Side Note: to make simple syrup, mix 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water and microwave for one minute. Stir and let sugar dissolve. Cool in refrigerator before using. 

Leather to Lunch Classic Mint Julep

Leather to Lunch Classic Mint Julep

Leather to Lunch Classic Mint Julep

Leather to Lunch Classic Mint Julep

Leather to Lunch Classic Mint Julep

Leather to Lunch Classic Mint Julep


Thanks for reading as always! Xo, S





  1. August 10, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    I’m always so excited about your new recipes. This Mint Julep drink looks both tasty and refreshing. Can’t wait to try it myself this weekend! Thanks for sharing it, babe!

    Happy Weekend! xx. Gina

  2. August 11, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Really love Sips With Sami and this Classic Mint Julep is fabulous! I love all these pictures and can’t wait to make this! Thank you so much!

  3. August 12, 2017 / 6:45 am

    What’s crazy is that someone just attempted to make a drink similar to this drink for me! I wish they would have referenced your recipe before making it! Lol. I’m definitely going to remake this drink using your guide. Thanks!

  4. August 12, 2017 / 9:05 am

    I have never had a mint julep before, but will have to try one now! It looks so good and refreshing.

    xo Sheree

  5. August 12, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Yummm:) Classic Mint Julep:) sooo easy to do and sounds very Good:) Will try for sure:) Love Mint so much:)
    Happy Weekend Darling

  6. August 12, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I was so curious about the recipe, when I first saw this Mint Julep in your Instagram. I love juleps, cuz they are so refreshing and perfect for the summer time. And mint julep is even more refreshing!

  7. August 14, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    I love everything with mint and especially in drinks it’s so refreshing! Thanks for the great tip about microwaving the sugar into syrup. Have to try it! 🙂
    Thomas xx

  8. August 15, 2017 / 1:01 am

    I love anything with mint! I could just eat it all day, lol. It’s so refreshing and leaves a good taste in your mouth! Thanks for the sip tip. 🙂

  9. August 17, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Oooh I love your little bar set up! It’s so pretty. My fiance loves mint juleps, I should memorize this and shock him with it haha.

  10. August 20, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    I love classic cocktails and bourbon so this one is right up my alley! 🙂 There’s definitely nothing like a refreshing Mint Julep on a hot summer’s day. It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon for me today so I think I’ll definitely have to make this one asap!

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