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Jalapeño-Spiked Bourbon Julep



4−6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish

*1 ounce jalapeño simple syrup

Crushed ice to fill the glass

2½ ounces bourbon

Jalapeño Simple Syrup

8 ounces water

8 ounces sugar

2 jalapeño peppers, chopped, seeds and all


Bourbon Julep
  1. Place 4−6 mint leaves in the bottom of a julep glass.
  2. Add the jalapeño simple syrup and gently bruise the leaves, preferably with a wooden muddler.
  3. Add the crushed ice to fill the cup almost ⅔ of the way.
  4. Add the bourbon and stir gently.
  5. Fill the cup fully with more crushed ice and top with a splash of club soda.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of fresh jalapeño pepper. Serve immediately
Jalapeño Simple Syrup
  1. In a small pot, combine the water, sugar, and peppers. Bring to a boil and immediately turn off the heat. Let steep for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain out the solids, allow to cool, and keep refrigerated in an airtight container.
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