Sip on this smooth, ice-filled Irish Whiskey Honey Mint Julep made with local wildflower honey, Irish whiskey and fresh mint. From St. Patrick's Day to the Kentucky Derby, it's a sweet toast to springtime. (via

Irish Whiskey Honey Mint Julep

  • Author: Susannah Brinkley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Beverage
  • Cuisine: Irish


A smooth and refreshing springtime drink


  • 2 large mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce wildflower honey
  • 5 ounces Irish whiskey
  • crushed ice


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint and honey together to release the mint oils. Top with the whiskey and stir until honey dissolves completely. Add ice and lid. Shake briefly.
  2. Pack two julep cups or rocks glasses with crushed ice. Top with mint julep mixture, then more crushed ice. Garnish each glass with a mint sprig.