We heard rumor recently about a cocktail called, The Rosemary Julep. Come to find out it is basically a spin on the classic Mint Julep.
Although it pains us, we must admit we were skeptical at first. Mint Juleps have never steered us wrong in the past. Especially with the Kentucky Derby around the corner, it almost feels like cheating to sip another cocktail.
Alas, curiosity got the better of us and we had to see what all the hype was about for ourselves. After all, sometimes variation can be refreshing, and how can you really go wrong with bourbon and a sweet syrup. So with mild convincing, we put The Rosemary Julep to the test.
½ cup granulated sugar
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary (plus 1 for garnish)
4 tablespoons of bourbon
Splash of seltzer
Mix the sugar, ¼ cup of water, and 2 sprigs of rosemary in a saucepan and bring to a simmer on low heat. Remove the pan from the heat and let the rosemary syrup cool. Combine rosemary syrup, bourbon, and seltzer in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until cold and pour into your favorite glass. Garnish with sprig of rosemary.
The Rosemary Julep turned out to be an incredibly delicious cocktail. It perfectly blended the flavors and was exactly what we needed on a warmer day. Don’t just take our words for it, give The Rosemary Julep a try at home. Make sure to let us know if you try it out and share your thoughts.
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