Ginger Mint Julep Recipe

Bourbon, Ginger Liqueur, Mint, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice
Ginger Mint Julep
Photo for Natalie Ochoa
I’ve yet to come across a cocktail that couldn’t be improved with ginger—well, okay, that might be an exaggeration, but it certainly fits the bill when it comes to juleps. A ginger liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton, spices up this recipe while a splash of citrus keeps it light and fresh.

Ingredients

2 sprigs of mint
½ oz. simple syrup
¼ oz. lemon juice
2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. ginger liqueur
Sprig of mint and slice of candied ginger for garnish

Preparation: How to make a Ginger Mint Julep

  1. In a mixing glass, muddle the mint and simple syrup.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly, then strain into a julep cup filled with crushed ice.
  3. Stir gently until the cup is frosted, then top with more crushed ice and garnish with the fresh mint and candied ginger.
Ginger Mint Julep