Mint Julep

An ideal summer cooler for outdoor entertaining, this great tipple by Danny Boome is as refreshing as it is spirit-lifting
By Danny Boome
Mint Julep
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  • Serves: 1 tall glass
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 0.5 limes
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 3 tbsp crushed ice
  • 25 ml whiskey, such as Southern Comfort
  • 1 shots white rum
  • 1 dashes of lime cordial
  • 300 ml ginger beer, or to taste


1. Rub half a cut lime around the rim of a tall glass.

2. Push the mint leaves into the bottom of the glass, and using a teaspoon, bruise them so that they release some of their flavour. Tip in most of the crushed ice.

3. Pour over a measure of Southern Comfort, followed by a shot of Bacardi.

4. Add lime cordial to taste, and more crushed ice, if liked.

5. Top up the glass with ginger ale and decorate with a slice of lime.

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