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The Cocktail Spirit With Robert Hess: The Mint Julep


This week’s installment of The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess brought to you by the Small Screen Network brings you The Mint Julep. As the Kentucky Derby nears and is just two days away, what better cocktail to feature than The Mint Julep? According to Robert Hess, The Mint Julep “is essential to have in your repertoire. Whether at the track or on the veranda watching the sun set, this refreshing, simple and elegant cocktail should be sipped and savored.”

The Mint Julep

  • leaves from 4-5 mint sprigs
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 1/2 oz Bourbon


  • in a mint julep cup or heavy bottom glass, gently muddle mint and simple syrup
  • add crushed ice and Bourbon, stir
  • top with ice and a sprig of mint


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