The Gentleman’s Julep

This recipe makes 4-5 cocktails, because all juleps are best consumed in batches.
Photography By Brian Kelley | June 01, 2016

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces 80-proof bourbon (I like Evan Williams.)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Marrakesh Mint tea
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 cup water

Preparation

Combine bourbon and tea in a lidded jar. Cap and gently shake. Steep for 20-25 minutes.

Make a simple syrup with equal parts raw sugar and water, stirred and brought to a boil over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Cool. (This will make extra, which holds in the fridge for a couple weeks.)

Strain bourbon into the crystal martini pitcher (that’s been collecting dust in the back of a cabinet since Mad Men went off the air) using a large funnel and paper coffee filter. Add two and a half ounces of simple syrup to pitcher and fill with ice. Stir for 45 seconds.

Strain into chilled coupe glasses and garnish with a mint sprig. Sip whilst wearing seersucker.

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Ingredients

  • 10 ounces 80-proof bourbon (I like Evan Williams.)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Marrakesh Mint tea
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 1 cup water
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