Ginger Mint Julep

Ginger Mint Julep

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Ginger Mint Julep

Makes 1 Cocktail (plus extra syrup)

Using vodka in this julep makes the flavor all about the mint and the ginger.

Ginger Mint Julep
INGREDIENTS
  • Raw Sugar Simple Syrup Base:
  • 1 cup Raw (Demerara) Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Ginger Simple Syrup:
  • 1 medium finger of Ginger, peeled & sliced
  • ½ cup Raw Sugar Simple Syrup
  • Julep:
  • 7-8  Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 thin slices Peeled Fresh Ginger
  • 1/2oz Ginger Simple Syrup
  • ¼ Lime Juice
  • 2oz Vodka (we used Tito’s)
  • Garnish:
  • Fresh Mint Sprig & Lime Wheel

DIRECTIONS

1

Up to several weeks before:

Make the ginger syrup: bring the water to a simmer in a small saucepan, then stir in the raw sugar until it dissolves

Pour ½ cup of this syrup (you can save the rest for other drinks or multiply the ginger to make a bigger batch) into a separate pot.  Add the ginger slices & simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Strain the ginger out of the syrup, and let it cool.  Move it to the fridge to chill & store until you need it.

2

Combine the mint leaves, ginger and a quarter ounce of the simple syrup in the bottom of a julep tin. Muddle to bruise the mint & ginger.
3

Add a layer of crushed ice. Pour in the vodka.
4

Add another layer of crushed ice, up to the top of the julep tin. Pour in the remaining quarter ounce of simple syrup.
5

Mound more crushed ice over the top of the tin. Insert a straw or spoon-straw (preferably metal).
6

Garnish with the lime wheel & mint sprig. Serve immediately.

Recipe by Laura Bishop

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