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Woodford Herbed Mint Julep

Woodford julep with crushed ice

Food Culture of the South

Photo by: James Smith

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yields

Makes 1 cocktail

    ingredients
  • 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
steps
  1. 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.
  2. 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

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