Peters uses one of my favorite bourbons, Bulleit Rye, to make this sugar spirit-water cocktail. I use the same stuff to create the ultimate Blackberry Smash. An award-winning cocktail master, he’s the head bartender at Charlotte’s newest hot-spot, The Punch Room, nestled on the 15th floor of the Ritz-Carlton.
With a mere four ingredients, you’ll be glad you made this drink at home. Word on the street is, one mint julep at the races will cost you $8 a pop.
The Queen Julep
Recipe by Punch Room Head Mixologist Bob Peters
- 1.33 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
- 0.5 oz. simple syrup
- 0.5 oz. Fernet Branca Menta (A mint-flavored liqueur)
- 8 fresh mint leaves, muddled
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