Cognac Mint Julep

Recipe by Kent Westmoreland, Head Mixologist, Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court. Perfect for Derby Day, this cocktail is part of a full cognac cocktail menu - celebrating 150 years of cognac - at the Cocktail Bar at Windsor Court. In modern times, the mint julep is both known as a bourbon cocktail and associated with the KentuckyDerby. The drink was documented as early as 1784, originating as a remedy for "sickness at the stomach” and other ailments. Various spirits were used over the years. Cognac appeared in written recipes as early as 1833.
May 05, 2016


Muddle 6 mint leaves and simple syrup in bottom of old-fashioned glass, and fill with crushed ice. Pour in cognac. Garnish with mint springs. Top with powedered sugar. 


  • Fresh mint
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces cognac
  • powedered sugar
  • ice
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