5 min

Mint Julep

An American summer cocktail favourite.
Add some cardamon for an elegant and intense twist.

What you need

Cocktails for:
1 person


  • Martell Blue Swift
    50 ml
  • Sugar syrup
    10 ml
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Mint bouquet
  • Berries

Serving tips

For an authentic touch, serve your Julep in a tall silver cup.


A Hint of Mint

A Julep was an ancient medicinal solution used in France in the 1600s. It became a drink in Virginia in 1784 and was mainly consumed by sugar plantation workers. The first recipe for a 'Mint Julep' with brandy appears in 1833 in Transatlantic Sketches, by Captain J.E. Alexander. In 1862, the master bartender Jerry Thomas suggests using cognac for the Mint Julep in How to Mix Drinks.

Please do not share with anyone under 18. Drink responsibly.