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Pineapple Mint Julep Classic Cocktail

A Fruity Twist on a Southern Favorite


Typically a southern cocktail in abundance at the Kentucky Derby, this fruity version becomes less of a southern tradition and more of a Summer refresher! Reminiscent of a mojito, this cocktail is perfect after dinner or during a lazy Sunday afternoon in the hammock. Delightfully sweet and not too strong, we are sure that this drink will be a Summer favorite that sticks around all the way until next year’s Derby! See below for ingredients & recipe instructions.

 PHOTO: Grace Mattei

Pineapple Mint Julep
Recipe type: Cocktail
  • 2 oz of Maker's Mark Bourbon Whiskey
  • 5 or 6 Tbsp of simple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp of ginger ale
  • 3 Tbsp of pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup of fresh diced pineapple
  • 8 or 9 fresh mint leaves
  • ¾ cup of crushed ice
  1. Start by combining your mint leaves, fresh pineapple, and simple syrup (google recipe) in the bottom of your glass. Muddle them together (you can use a wooden spoon if you don’t have a muddler).
  2. Pour your crushed ice into the glass-make sure it’s enough to fill it to the top.
  3. Pour your whisky, pineapple juice, and ginger ale over the ice, and stir it gently.
  4. Add a mint sprig & pineapple slice for garnish, and enjoy!


When muddling ingredients together for a drink, be sure to do it gently. The purpose of muddling is to release all of the flavor in your ingredients, not crush them into a pulp!

PHOTO: Grace Mattei

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