Prescription Julep

Prescription Julep

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

This recipe for a "Prescription Julep" was originally created in the nineteenth century as an accepted cure for viruses. Its sweet, spicy and complex blend of flavors is absolutely delicious.


  • 1-1/2 ounces cognacv
  • 1/2 ounce rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce sugar cubes and 1 ounce warm water
  • 8-12 leaves fresh spearmint and some to garnish


  1. Put the sugar and water mixture into a rocks glass along with the spearmint leaves.
  2. Gently muddle the mixture to lightly bruise the leaves and then fill the glass with crushed ice.
  3. Add the cognac and rye and then gently stir the mixture with a bar spoon for 20 seconds until chilled.
  4. Garnish with some fresh mint and serve immediately.

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