Recipes and Cooking Mint Julep 3.5 (19) Channel the signature refreshment of the Kentucky Derby by learning how to make a mint julep. This bourbon-based cocktail includes a lively hint of mint. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on June 6, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Total Time: 10 mins Servings: 1 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 teaspoon sugar 1 - 2 fresh mint leaves 2 ounce bourbon Crushed ice Directions In a cocktail shaker combine sugar and mint leaves; crush mint with the back of a spoon. Add bourbon and ice cubes; cover and shake until sugar is dissolved and drink is very cold. Fill an 8-ounce glass with crushed ice. Strain liquid into glass. Garnish with mint sprigs. Makes 1 serving. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 147 Calories 4g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 1 Calories 147 % Daily Value * Sodium 3mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 4g 1% Potassium 3mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.