Serve in aJulep tin
Mint sprigs dusted with icing sugar
How to make:
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into julep cup half-filled with crushed ice. CHURN (stir) the drink with the crushed ice using a bar spoon. Top up the cup with more crushed ice and CHURN again. Crown the drink with some fresh crushed ice, garnish and serve.
|12 fresh||Mint leaves|
|2 1/2 fl oz||Patrón Añejo tequila|
|2/3 fl oz||Sugar syrup (rich) 2 sugar to 1 water|
|1 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
|2 dash||Bob's Lavender Bitters|
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Tequila Mint Julep
Given the use of tequila, I initially opted for agave syrup over sugar syrup but I found the caramel notes this added somewhat overwhelmed the mint. Instead, perhaps consider using demerara sugar in place of white cane syrup or a mix of the two. To be honest, I found myself preferring the original whiskey-based Mint Julep when tasted against each other but I'd encourage you to give a tequila-based Mint Julep a try, and if you have a better version then please email me at email@example.com.
Created in February 2017 by yours truly (Simon Difford) at the Cabinet Room, London, England.
For the contentious history of the Julep along with its variants, see our Julep page.
There are approximately 234 calories in one serving of Jalisco Mint Julep.