Herby Julep

  • Yield : 8 servings
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 25m
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  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 tea bags Earl Grey
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs basil, stemmed
  • 2 sprigs mint, stemmed
  • 2 to 3 limes, halved
  • 20 ounces bourbon


Step 1

In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in the sugar and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the tea bags and mint, then remove from the heat and steep for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture and discard the tea bags and mint. Cool for about 1 hour, and then stir in the lemon juice.

Step 2

Fill 8 smallish glasses (or classic julep cups) with crushed ice and muddle in a few leaves basil and mint in each glass, bruising the herbs and mixing them with the ice. Add a squeeze from the limes to each glass, then pour about 3 1/2 ounces of the cooled syrup and about 2 1/2 ounces of the bourbon per glass. Add a straw and enjoy.

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