This Old Forester Mint Julep Recipe post was in collaboration with a sponsored Instagram Reel with Old Forester. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With May around the corner, all southerners know that this brings horse racing season. There’s the Kentucky Derby in, well Kentucky, and Steeplechase in Nashville. Horse races mean fun hats, printed dresses for girls, bow ties for guys, and the signature drink the Mint Julep.
Everyone has their own way of making a Mint Julep. I may be biased but I think my recipe is one of the best. My secret ingredient is the bourbon you put in it. I’m sharing my recipe with Old Forester below!
Old Forester Mint Julep Recipe
- 2 ounces of Old Forester 86 Proof
- 0.75 ounces of simple syrup
- 8-10 mint leaves
- 3 mint sprigs for garnish
- Get your Mint Julep cup and pack it with crushed ice.
- In a shaker, combine the Old Forester Bourbon, simple syrup and mint leaves.
- Lightly bruise the mint leaves with a muddler.
- Strain contents into the julep cup.
- Garnish with a few sprigs of mint.
Old Forester is the official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby this year for good reason! At 86 proof, Old Forester delivers a genuine bourbon experience. It’s rich, smooth, and full of flavor and perfect for sipping neat, on the rocks, with a splash of water, or in a classic cocktail. It’s perfect for enjoying the spring weather on your front porch, at the races, or at a dinner party with friends. Old Forester is great for any occasion!