2019 Julep Recipes

The Golden Gait Julep

Ingredients
For the cocktail:
1.5 oz. Maker’s Mark® bourbon
Handful of mint leaves
2 tbsp. Champagne syrup (see recipe below)
1 tbsp. maraschino liqueur
Pebble ice

For the garnish:
Mint leaves
2–3 sprays of absinthe (optional)

Preparation
Muddle bourbon and mint leaves (save a few for garnish). Stir in Champagne syrup and maraschino liqueur. Add ice. Garnish with mint leaves. Spray absinthe on top.

Preparation for the Champagne syrup
Grab a bottle of Champagne and add to a pot to be reduced. Reduce down by 50% and add in 3 cups of sugar. This will yield enough syrup to be used in plenty of juleps. Store in an airtight container in the fridge to keep for later use.

Sparkleberry Mint Julep

Ingredients
For the cocktail:
1.5 oz. Maker’s Mark® bourbon
1 tbsp. blackberry sauce (see recipe below)
¼ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. demerara sugar
Pebble ice
Splash Champagne or other dry sparkling wine

For the garnish:
10 mint leaves
2 blackberries
Mint sprig

Preparation
Muddle bourbon, blackberry sauce, lemon juice, and demerara sugar. Swizzle with crushed ice. Top with a splash of Champagne. Top with more pebble ice, forming a nice dome. Garnish with blackberries and a mint sprig.

Ingredients
For the blackberry sauce:

(enough to make 4 drinks)
3 pints blackberries
½ cup sugar
½ cup maple syrup
Juice of 2 lemons

Preparation
Mix all ingredients until smooth.

Bless Your Heart

Ingredients
For the cocktail:
1.5 oz. Maker’s Mark® bourbon
1 barspoon blueberry jam
2 large basil leaves
pebble ice

For the garnish:
1 large basil sprig
Powdered sugar
1 dash Angostura® bitters

Preparation
Muddle bourbon, blueberry jam, and basil leaves. Top with pebble ice. Garnish with basil sprig, a dusting of powdered sugar, and a dash of Angostura bitters on top of the sprig.

Carthusian Julep

Ingredients
For the cocktail:
1 part Maker’s Mark® Cask Strength bourbon
6 mint leaves
1 part green Chartreuse®
pebble ice

For the garnish:
Mint sprigs
Thyme
Chartreuse powder

Preparation
Muddle mint leaves gently with Chartreuse in the bottom of a cup. Add bourbon and fill halfway with pebble ice. Stir briefly. Add a metal straw and pack full of pebble ice. Garnish with lots of mint and thyme; dust with Chartreuse powder.

 

Classic Mint Julep

Ingredients
2 parts Maker’s Mark® bourbon
½ part simple syrup
1 mint sprig

Preparation
Place all ingredients into a julep cup. Gently muddle mint to express the oils. Add crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Glassware: Julep cup