Food Culture of the South
Photo by: James Smith
Makes 1 cocktail
6-8 mint leaves
½ ounce ginger syrup, divided
2 ounces Woodford Reserve (bourbon whiskey)
½ ounce Amaro Dell’Erborista
Garnish: Lemon peel, mint sprigs
- In a julep cup, add 1⁄4 ounce of ginger syrup and mint leaves and gently muddle. Insert a soda straw into the cup and fill the julep cup to just below the rim with crushed ice.
- Combine bourbon, amaro, and remaining ginger syrup in a mixing glass, stir, and strain slowly over crushed ice. Dome additional crushed ice over julep cup. Express lemon peel over ice and discard. Remove the soda straw and insert mint sprigs into the shaft from the straw. Place two cocktail straws on the opposite side of the cup from mint.
- From Proof on Main, Louisville, Kentucky