Ginger Mint Julep

Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012

Ginger Mint Julep -

We barbequed ribs for a special group of friends over the weekend. There was corn on the cob, cabbage salad and blueberry cornbread too – all sorts of messy finger making,    get stuff stuck in your teeth foods. I wanted to serve a cocktail that would hold its’ own with the spicy ribs, but not knock everyone on their behinds. Recently, I had a memorable Ginger Julep at King’s Hardware, here in Seattle. Being so inspired with that tasty cocktail, I decided to create my own version.

Ginger Mint Julep

  • 2 ounces extra nice bourbon
  • 3 – 4 mint leaves for muddling, and a sprig for a garnish
  • 4 – 6 ounces ginger beer

In the bottom of  a large glass, muddle the mint leaves in the bourbon. Add a generous amount of ice (crushed is the traditional way, cubes are just fine). Top off with ginger beer. Garnish with the sprig of mint.

(I prefer this Ginger Mint Julep without the addition of any simple syrup. The ginger beer adds plenty of sweetness.)

King’s Hardware puts on a lively happy hour. The hamburgers are good, and it’s a very friendly vibe. Check out my Happy Hour Hot Spots for some other terrific suggestions.

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