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Give Your Julep a Twist

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With the Kentucky Derby around the corner, it’s time to mix up a mint julep and relax. Here are two variations of the classic drink that use fresh fruit to give your cocktail an extra jolt of flavor. So, when the horses are ready to leave the gate or whenever you feel like a libation with some added flavor, try either of these.

Of course, the classic julep is a classic for a reason. And if that’s what you’re looking for, click here.

Basil Hayden's Jockey's Julep

Basil Hayden’s Jockey’s Julep

Basil Hayden’s Jockey’s Julep

8-10 mint leaves
8 blueberries
2 parts bourbon, such as Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1 part fresh lime juice
3/4 parts simple syrup

Muddle mint leaves and blueberries in a mixing glass.

Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice.

Fine strain into a rocks glass with crushed ice.

Garnish with blueberries and a sprig of mint.

Makes 1 cocktail.

From Rob Floyd/Basil Hayden’s Bourbon


Knob Creek Storyville Julep

Knob Creek Storyville Julep

Knob Creek Storyville Julep

1 ½ parts fresh pressed pineapple juice
½ part thin honey syrup (3 parts honey, 2 parts water)
6 fresh mint leaves
1 ½ parts bourbon, such as Knob Creek Bourbon
Club soda

Muddle pineapple juice, honey syrup and mint leaves in a tall highball glass.

Fill with ice, add bourbon and stir top with club soda.

Garnish with a pineapple clip and mint top.

Makes 1 cocktail.

From Bobby “G” Gleason, Beam Master Mixologist/Knob Creek  Bourbon


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