Typically served in a glass chock full of crushed or shaved ice, the Mint Julep isn’t too far a cry from slushy goodness as it is. But when sipped outside, the melting ice can quickly water the drink down, leaving you with a semi-sweet puddle of whiskey. Take a tip from the genius bartenders at Home Team in Charleston, SC, and blend it for a longer lasting chill. To make their version of the Julep even more bracingly refreshing, Home Team’s team adds a hint of Giffard Menthe-Pastille liqueur, which is infused with the biting flavor of peppermint, along with mint syrup to round out the sweetness, creating the ideal antidote to the blazing sun. We recommend making a double—or triple—batch so you don’t run out too quickly.
Frozen Mint Julep
1.75 oz bourbon
.25 oz Giffard Menthe-Pastille
.5 oz mint syrup
1 Cup ice
Mint sprig, for garnish
- Add all ingredients save for the garnish to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a Julep cup and garnish with a mint sprig.