Make a Mint Julep like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby

Make a Mint Julep like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

If you’re planning a seasonal soiree for the holidays, be inspired by the dazzling, Gatsby-inspired cocktail pieces in the Flapper Girl Edit from our Party Shop.

Once you’re suitably bejewelled and as soon as your guests start to arrive, serve them a thirst-quenching drink that The Great Gatsby himself would relish.

In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby seems to radiate a polished aura of intoxicating charm that is so subtly persuasive and potent that in the culminative seventh chapter, Daisy becomes almost feverishly fixated on drinking mint juleps. Obsessive? Perhaps not; one sip of Gatsby’s Mint Julep and you too will be hooked!


Gatsby’s Mint Julep

(Makes 1 serving)



1 tbsp agave syrup

75ml Bourbon

Plenty of ice cubes, crushed

10 fresh mint leaves

A fresh mint leaf, to finish



Gently wash the mint leaves under cold water.

Place the leaves along with the agave syrup in a cocktail shaker and use a muddler or the end of a rolling pin to smush the leaves up a little to release the oils.

Add the Bourbon and the ice, pop on a lid and shake it up. Taste to test and serve in a cooled glass and top with a fresh mint leaf.

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