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Cherry Mint Julep

5 minutes | Yield: 1

Celebrate Derby Day with a twist on the traditional mint julep by adding cherries. It brings a sweeter and more refreshing flavor.


  • 10 - 15 fresh Soli Organic Mint leaves (hold a few aside for garnish)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 high-quality cocktail cherries
  • 2 TBSP cherry juice from the cocktail cherries
  • 2 1/2 ounces of bourbon


  1. Place the mint and syrup in a classic julep stainless steel cup (frozen).

  2. Muddle the mint thoroughly with a muddler or the back end of a wooden spoon until the mint is bruised and fragrant. You should be able to smell the mint without sticking your nose in the cup.

  3. Fill the cup 3/4 full with crushed ice
  4. Pour bourbon over the ice
  5. Add cherry juice
  6. Garnish with fresh Soli Organic Mint