Raspberry Mint Julep

June 16th 2021

Today Whitney is making the perfect libation for your next spring or summer celebration using fresh mint and raspberries.

Making your own simple syrup so easy. Simply heat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is clear. No need to stir!

Muddle your mint and your raspberries to release their flavor before adding your bourbon and pouring over ice to enjoy.

Not a raspberry fan? Substitute your favorite berry!

Follow the full recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • 5 fresh raspberries plus additional for garnish
  • 5 small mint leaves plus sprig for garnish
  • 1½ teaspoons simple syrup
  • 2 fluid ounces bourbon whiskey such as Woodford Reserve (¼ cup)

          Directions:

          1. In cocktail shaker or glass, muddle raspberries, mint leaves, and simple syrup.
          2. Add bourbon.
          3. Stir well and strain into a julep or cocktail glass filled with ice.
          4. Garnish with mint sprig and raspberries.
          5. To Make Simple Syrup: Stir a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water in a small saucepan (i.e., 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water). Heat the sugar mixture just to boiling. Then reduce the heat and let it simmer until the mixture is clear. Do not stir.
          6. Note: To muddle the drinks, use a muddler – a long stick similar to a pestle used to mash fruits, herbs, and spices in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or glass.

                        Raspberry Mint Julep

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