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Purveyor of uncommon wine, spirits & beer | Nashville, TN


Purveyor of uncommon wine, spirits & beer.

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We've been making Mint Juleps all afternoon using whiskey from our barrel of Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon. They're getting better and better with each iteration... whether the improvements are from gainful experience or, well (ahem) acclimation, you be the judge. Make one for yourself and let us know how it goes. Here's a little vine of our last expedition...

— WoodlandWineMerchant (@WoodlandWine) May 1, 2013


Here's the basic recipe:

+Pack a julep cup with ice to get it very, very cold. +Tear 6 leaves of mint, muddle with 2 tbl simple syrup. +Add 2 oz. Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon. +Pack overflowing with crushed ice (think Sonic). +Break off 2 generous sprigs of mint, spank twice, stuff into the ice pack. +Add wide straw and serve.

Or for an interesting variation from cocktail wunderkind David Wondrich, see this page (scroll down to Louisville Julep).

For appropriate barware, check out cocktail kingdom. Or if you have any good suggestions (especially for any fancy spoon-straws) let us know.