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Jumpin’ Juleps

Ingredients

For the vanilla-brown sugar syrup

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup hot water

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the julep

1¼ ounces Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond bourbon

½ ounce crème de menthe

1 tablespoon heavy cream

1½ teaspoons vanilla-brown sugar syrup

4 drops Bittermens Amère Sauvage

½ teaspoon absinthe

4 mint leaves

Garnish: Mint sprig, powdered sugar, shaved dark chocolate

Directions

  1. Make the syrup: In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. In a cocktail tin, combine all ingredients except garnishes. Add a couple ice cubes and shake vigorously, then double strain into a rocks glass (or julep tin) filled with crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig, powdered sugar, and dark chocolate shavings.

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