Mint Julep Recipe: the magic of the south

With this mint julep recipe, you can create a cocktail that brings the South of the USA to life in your copper cup. With its unique blend of refreshing mint and spicy bourbon, it's the drink for warm summer nights and convivial evenings with friends.

Mint Julep - Everything you need to know at a glance
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 60 ml bourbon
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprig to garnish

How to prepare your mint julep cocktail

Step 1: Prepare the mint

Pick up the fresh mint leaves in your hand. Feel the cool, refreshing texture and inhale the intense fragrance. And now... Gently crush the mint leaves with the muddler in your copper cup.

Step 2: Add sweetness

Add the sugar and mix it thoroughly with the mint. Feel how the sweetness and mint form a harmonious combination.

Step 3: Add the bourbon

Pour the bourbon into the cup. Notice how the spicy scent of the bourbon fills the air and creates a perfect balance with the sweetness and freshness of the mint.

Step 4: Add ice

Fill your cup with crushed ice. Feel how the cold of the ice refreshes the cocktail and intensifies the flavor.

Step 5: Stir and garnish

Stir the cocktail until all the flavors are perfectly blended. Garnish the cocktail with a sprig of mint.

Step 6: Enjoy

Now it's time to enjoy the Mint Julep cocktail. Take the ice-cold Specter & Cup copper cup in your hand and feel how it maintains the perfect temperature balance. Take a sip and experience how the cool, spicy and sweet flavor of the Mint Julep explodes on your tongue!


Why a Specter & Cup copper cup improves your mint julep experience

A cocktail is more than just a drink - it's an experience. And with a cocktail as unique as the Mint Julep, the serveware plays an essential role. A Specter & Cup copper cup is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also improves the taste of your mint julep:

Copper is an excellent conductor of heat, which means your cocktail stays cooler for longer. This is particularly important in a cocktail like the Mint Julep, which is served over ice and should retain its refreshing quality.

In addition, the copper reacts with the mint in your cocktail. This reaction enhances the mint flavor and makes it taste even more intense. Another advantage of the copper cup is its robustness. So you don't have to worry about it breaking when you're enjoying your cocktail.

Finally, serving your mint julep in a copper cup is also a tribute to tradition. The mint julep is a traditional southern cocktail, and serving it in a copper mug gives it an authentic touch.

So, what are you waiting for? Try our mint julep recipe and experience the difference a Specter & Cup copper cup can make!

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