Cider mint julep

Cider Recipe: Derby-Style Maple Cider Mint Julep

Quickly create this Kentucky-style cider mint julep with your favorite hard cider on Derby Day, or any day. Deep maple and bourbon notes are brightened with fresh mint and hard cider for a refreshing spin on a classic cocktail.

Derby-Style Maple Cider Mint Julep

Cider mint julep
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 0 
Total time: 2 minutes
Serves: 1 (or more)
  • 2 parts bourbon
  • 1 part maple syrup
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 part hard cider


1. Add mint and maple syrup to your julep glass and gently muddle to release the oil from the mint leaves

2. Add bourbon and ice. Fill with cider and garnish with mint sprigs.

Recipe and photos by Dish Works.

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