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
  • 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



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.


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.

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

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

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

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

Recipe by Laura Bishop

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