Woodford Reserve Mint Julep

This is the traditional Derby Day cocktail, and a southern ritual crafted from bourbon, sugar and mint.

Mint Julep

Recipe and image courtesy of Woodford Reserve

  • 2 parts Woodford Reserve
  • 8 to 10 Mint leaves
  • Superfine sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pellet ice
  • 2 Mint sprigs to garnish

Muddle 8 to 10 mint leaves (smacking optional), two barspoons of superfine sugar, and two parts Woodford Reserve Bourbon in a Mint Julep cup with a scoop of pellet ice. Top with more pellet ice, forming the telltale dome above the rim. Garnish with two mint sprigs and powdered sugar.

The famous Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep pictured.