There’s not much more Southern than a classic Mint Julep. We thought we would give this Kentucky favorite a Tennessee twist by replacing the Bourbon with good ole’ moonshine! But be careful, folks. Despite the sweet name and delicate presentation, this drink really packs a punch. Please enjoy responsibly!
Makes 6 White Julep Cocktails:
1.5 cups water
1.5 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (lightly packed)
3 cups Moonshine
6 sprigs fresh mint for garnish
Place water, sugar and chopped mint into a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Once all the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool, approximately one hour. Strain syrup to remove chopped mint.
Prepare six mint julep tins (or thick glass goblets) by placing the sprig of mint along the side and packing tightly with crushed ice (the ice should hold the mint in place, but not cover it). Fill each glass with approximately 4 ounces of moonshine and 1/4 cup of mint syrup. These proportions can be adjusted, depending on your sweet tooth. Serve with a cut straw that just peeks out of the top of the cup, so you sniff the aroma of the fresh mint each time you sip.