mint julep

Old Forester Mint Julep Recipe

This Mint Julep recipe comes directly from the Kentucky Derby website.

Derby weekend sees over 120,000 of these sold using over 1,000 lbs. of fresh mint to make them all.

Old Forester Mint Julep Ingredients and Directions

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 Cups water
  • Fresh mint
  • Crushed Ice
  • Old Forester Straight Bourbon Whiskey


  • Make simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together 5 minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with 6 or 8 sprigs of mint, and refrigerate overnight.
  • Add crushed ice to a Julep Cup. 1 tbsp of Mint Simple Syrup, and 2 oz. of Old Forester.