Summer is a great time of the year to experiment with fun cocktails.You can use fresh fruits and herbs, play with various juices and all kinds of ingredients.
I really like taking an common drink and turn it into a more exotic one. Here we have a basically a Mint Julep with a more ginger twist. I know everyone is into Mojitos like mad but I like Bourbon so Mint Juleps are favored in my home. How about you? Or have this Ginger Julep Cocktail and then let me know your favorite hi hi.
A cocktail post needs something to cheer. Well I have the perfect excuse. We have a winner! Congratulations to Angie @ Angie’s Recipes for winning the homemade Pistachio Syrup.
This cocktail was inspired and adapted from a recipe by Jack Judson. One thing I did (and did not say in the recipe) was pass the cocktail in a smoothie blender instead of a shaker. That is why it looks more opaque but I think the flavors are more pronounced as the ingredients are chopped finer. Give it a try.
Ginger Julep Cocktail
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger chopped
- 1 pinch fresh mint leaves
- ½ ounce simple syrup or 1 1/2 tsp sugar and 1 1/2 tsp water
- 2 ½ ounces Bourbon
- 2 dashes of orange bitters or any, experiment!
- ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
- 3 ounces ginger ale
- In a shaker muddle the ginger, mint and simple syrup (or sugar/water). Add the Bourbon, bitters and lemon juice. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with ginger ale and mint.
Summer is absolutely the time of the year to experiment with fun cocktails!! I love this!
You can’t go wrong with ginger. Love the flavours!
I think I’d like a ginger julep even more than a mint one! Great twist on a classic, my friend!!!
That looks so refreshing and tasty – thanks for a lovely summer drink!
Sounds delicious! And I love that first picture of the post.
Thanks Evelyne for your visit and your input regarding the bloglovin. I m a novice to this stuff and such guidance is always welcome 🙂
I can almost taste this cocktail, Evelyne. It sounds so refreshing!
love this cocktail…refreshing and with warm flavors from ginger….tastes sip-perfect delicious,thanks 🙂
Wow, that’s shoots must be superb!!!
honestly, i think i’m good without the bitter orange thou
I love the sound of your version much more than the original Eve! 😀
This cocktail sounds delicious, and so refreshing with mint.
Thanks for the recipe Evelyne…hope you are having a colorful week 😀
Man, you are good with making those drinks, Evelyne. Quite an inspiration for me! Keep them coming!
Thank YOU so much, Evelyne!
That sounds like a fun and lovely drink!
My pleasure Angie 🙂
Three cheers for Bourbon! It’s always great to see an undervalued alcohol have its day in the sun
I love drinks with ginger in them! Thanks for sharing this. It’s definitely a drink I need to try!
Sounds delicious, I like that you added ginger for a little kick!
…did you know I was swinging by today? Because bourbon with fresh herbs and ginger ale is KIND of my jam. And by kind of I mean most definitely. And by my jam, I mean my drink of choice. 😉
Honestly – your drink looks completely refreshing and I’m so glad to have stumbled onto it today. Bookmarking for later of course. xo!