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Mint Julep

The Mint Julep has a rich history that dates back to the 18th century, where it was first enjoyed as a medicinal tonic before becoming a popular cocktail in the Southern United States. Today, it’s the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, a horse race that’s held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, and is synonymous with Southern hospitality and charm.

Whether you’re enjoying it at a Derby party, a backyard barbecue, or just sitting on your porch swing, the Mint Julep is the perfect way to beat the summer heat and unwind with a delicious cocktail.


2 oz bourbon
1 oz Backyard Pure Cane cocktail syrup
4-5 sprigs of fresh mint
Crushed ice
Mint sprigs for garnish


  1. Place the fresh mint leaves at the bottom of a julep cup or a tall glass. Gently muddle the leaves to release the oils.
  2. Add the bourbon and pure cane simple syrup to the glass and stir to combine.
  3. Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir until the outside of the glass becomes frosty.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve immediately.
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