Looking to spice up your Derby experience? Mix up this twist on the classic Julep, which calls for a healthy dose of moonshine. Liquor.com advisory board member and award-winning author David Wondrich created this tasty tipple in honor of Kentucky’s 220th anniversary of being a state.
|2 tsp Sugar|
|.5 oz Water|
|6 to 8 Fresh mint leaves|
|2 to 3 oz Unaged corn or rye whiskey (AKA white dog or moonshine)|
Preparation: How to make a White Dog Julep
- Add the sugar and water to a highball glass
- Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Add the mint leaves and press lightly with a muddler.
- Pack the glass with finely cracked ice (wrap cubes in a towel and bash the bejeezus out of them with something hard and heavy).
- Add the whiskey.
- Stir, add more ice to make up for any shrinkage
- Garnish with two or three sprigs of mint and a straw.