Smoked Mint Julep

|||Smoked Mint Julep

Last updated July 8, 2018

Make every day as fun as Derby Day with good bourbon and a smoked mint julep.

smoked mint julep on gray background with mint sprig

The mint julep is a tried-and-true Kentucky Derby cocktail. It’s one of those drinks that is sweet enough to make everyone fall in love with bourbon – even those who think they don’t like it. And that’s pretty amazing, considering the drink is mostly bourbon.

I recommend starting with quality bourbon because it will drink more smoothly. The good stuff usually runs $30-40 a bottle.

The second most important ingredient is mint simple syrup. At Girls Can Grill, we don’t just go with any simple syrup. Nope. It’s gotta be smoked simple syrup. I can’t even begin to describe how well the smokiness goes with the bourbon.

Lastly, serve it cold cold cold! To achieve this, fill a julep cup with crushed ice. Once you add the bourbon, smoked mint simple syrup and a splash of water, add more ice. It’s almost like drinking a minty bourbon slush.

smoked mint julep on gray background with mint sprig

Smoked Mint Julep

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mint julep, smoked
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 384 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover

Make every day as fun as Derby Day with good bourbon and a smoked mint julep.

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Ingredients

Garnish

  • mint sprig

Instructions

  1. Make a batch of smoked simple syrup and steep in a mason jar with mint leaves.

  2. Fill a glass with crushed ice. Add the mint simple syrup, bourbon and splash of water. Top with more ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Mint Julep
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384
% Daily Value*
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Sugars 29g
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

By |2018-07-08T16:02:42+00:00May 6, 2018|

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