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Bacardí Rum Julep

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Since 1938, it’s been a tradition to enjoy a Mint Julep at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville. The drink is made with good old Kentucky bourbon, but you can’t beat the flavor and smoothness that’s added by substituting it for Bacardí 8 Años rum.


  • 2 parts Bacardí 8 Años rum
  • 6 Mint leaves
  • 2/5 parts Simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Peach bitters
  • Garnish: Mint leaves


  1. Add the mint leaves, syrup and bitters into mixing glass, and using the end of a barspoon, gently press them together.

  2. Add cubed ice, add the rum, and give it a good stir.

  3. Fine-strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice.

  4. Stir again, and top with more crushed ice.

  5. Garnish with mint leaves.