While Derby is over, we continue to enjoy juleps at BourbonBlog.com and recommend these new twists with Bulleit including a Ginger Julep and Rye Mint Julep perfect for a Memorial Day picnic.
What can say refreshment in the sun like these two? Pair them with a Bulleit Bourbon Burger.
1 ½ oz. Ginger Infused Bulleit Bourbon
½ oz. Organic Brown Sugar
¼ oz. Peeled Minced Fresh Ginger
1 ½ oz. Soda Water
1 Lemon or Lime Twist
Directions: Muddle the ginger and brown sugar together until all of the sugar is moistened and nearly dissolved. Add a dash of soda to finish dissolving the sugar, stir in your Bourbon. Finish with ice, soda to taste and a lemon or lime twist.
The Ginger Julep ’68 Fastback brings a warm, gentle heat to the julep cocktail family with an invigorating ginger kick and splash of lime zest.
1 1/3 oz. Bulleit Rye
1 ½-2 oz. Stirrings Simple Syrup
Fresh mint leaves
Directions: Muddle mint leaves, Stirrings Simple Syrup and crushed ice in rocks glass. Add Bulleit Rye and fill glass with ice. Pour into cocktail shaker, shake vigorously and serve in rocks glass with fresh mint garnish.
The mint julep has been the refreshing spring cocktail icon of the Kentucky Derby since 1938, proving its test of time as a classic and distinguished recipe.