Mint Julep

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Few things are as refreshing as a sprig of mint, which makes this cocktail recipe the perfect countdown to summer

Serves 1


  • 3 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon mint syrup
  • Crushed ice, to fill glass
  • 30ml bourbon
  • 1 fresh mint sprig, to garnish


  1. Place mint leaves and mint syrup in a tall glass. Press the leaves against the cup with the back of a spoon to release flavours. Don’t over-press the leaves until they are shredded – once you can clearly smell the mint, you’re done.
  2. Pack the glass tightly with crushed ice. Pour bourbon over the ice.
  3. Garnish with mint sprig, slice of passion fruit and add a straw.