5 min

Julep

An American summer cocktail favourite.
Add some cardamon for an elegant and intense twist.

What you need

Cocktails for:
1 person

Ingredients

  • Martell Blue Swift
    50 ml
  • Sugar syrup
    10 ml
  • Fresh mint leaves
    10
  • Mint bouquet
    1
  • Berries

Serving tips

For an authentic touch, serve your Julep in a tall silver cup.

InstructionsInstructions

step

Press the mint leaves in a julep cup with a flat-end barspoon or a muddler.

01

step

Add Martell and sugar syrup and fill with crushed ice.

02

step

Stir well until the cup is well frosted.

03

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Garnish with berries and a mint bouquet.

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Enjoy.

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History

A hint of mint

A Julep was an ancient medicinal solution used in France in the 1600s. It became a drink in Virginia in 1784 and was mainly consumed by sugar plantation workers. The first recipe for a 'Mint Julep' with brandy appears in 1833 in Transatlantic Sketches, by Captain J.E. Alexander. In 1862, the master bartender Jerry Thomas suggests using cognac for the Mint Julep in How to Mix Drinks.

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