Herby summer julep recipe

Finished julep feature
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This twist on the famed mint julep will have you dreaming of porch swings and big, white farm houses. Sip on this herby cocktail while munching on a juicy peach or a fat slice of pie to get the full Southern effect. We added thyme and lemon for a summery approach, but basil and grapefruit or lime juice could easily work here and be delicious.

What you’ll need:

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2 teaspoons of sugar

juice of half a lemon

10 mint leaves

leaves from 2 sprigs of thyme

2 splashes of soda water

2 1/2 ounces of bourbon

What you’ll do:

Run your lemon around the rim of the glass you’re using, then rim your glass with sugar.

Rip your mint leaves and thyme leaves into the bottom of a glass.

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Sasha Ashall/Staff

Add your sugar and lemon juice and muddle with either a muddler or the bottom of a wooden spoon.

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Sasha Ashall/Staff

Add a splash of soda water, then fill the glass 3/4 full with ice — crushed ice is best, but who has that? Then add your 2 1/2 ounces of bourbon and another splash of soda water.

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Sasha Ashall/Staff

Enjoy!

Sasha Ashall is the blog editor. Contact Sasha Ashall at [email protected].