James Julep

James Julep

Here’s a variation of the Mint Julep cocktail you cannot miss! James Julep is a refreshing variation that is simple and easy to make at home. Traditionally, a Mint Julep cocktail was made using bourbon, mint, sugar and crushed ice. 

If you are wondering how Mint Julep came into existence, there is no concrete history. The popular theory is that it could have been crafted in Arab, where it was called Julab and made with rose petals. Later, it traversed to the Mediterranean region and instead of rose, mint leaves were used. Other theories claim it must have been concocted in 1803 for medicinal purposes. However, in the year 1850, Mint Julep gained popularity when Senator Henry Clay introduced it at Round Robin Bar. Subsequently, in 1938, Mint Julep became the official drink for the Kentucky Derby. Even to this day, it’s part of the tradition and is one of the most popular drinks worldwide. 

This variation of the Mint Julep cocktail is crafted using Black and White Whisky. Crafted in 1904, Black and White whisky is smooth and well-balanced. It’s perfect for elevating everyday moments with its unforgettable taste. Known as straightforward scotch, Black and White Whisky with notes of smoky peat, with hints of spices, citrus, crushed pecan and delicate sweetness. This inventive spirit transforms the classic Julep cocktail into a heightened level of flavour and sensory pleasure. 

The refreshing mint leaves blend perfectly with the Black and White Whisky and are balanced by the addition of sweetness. This whisky cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for an invigorating drink. For your house parties, self-indulgence or weekend relaxation, there is not like a James Julep cocktail to satisfy your senses. The recipe is simple and easy to make. Grab your bar gears and start mixing this delightful version of the classic whisky cocktail today!

Ingredients

  • Black & White whisky - 60ml
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  • Mint leaves - 6
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  • Mint sprig - 1
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  • Simple Syrup - 10ml
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  • Ice
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Method

Begin this whisky cocktail by tapping the mint leaves in your palms gently. This will release their essence and aroma.

Grab a Julep cup and add the tapped mint leaves into it. 

Add 10ml of simple syrup or a tablespoon of sugar into the cup and muddle gently and briefly.

Next, measure and pour 60ml of Black and White Whisky into the cup.

Using a bar spoon, stir the ingredients well to combine. 

Fill the cup with crushed ice and give it another brief stir. 

Next, garnish the drink with mint sprig and serve immediately!

James Julep

Mixologist: Ashifa Bano

Ingredients

Method

Begin this whisky cocktail by tapping the mint leaves in your palms gently. This will release their essence and aroma.

Grab a Julep cup and add the tapped mint leaves into it. 

Add 10ml of simple syrup or a tablespoon of sugar into the cup and muddle gently and briefly.

Next, measure and pour 60ml of Black and White Whisky into the cup.

Using a bar spoon, stir the ingredients well to combine. 

Fill the cup with crushed ice and give it another brief stir. 

Next, garnish the drink with mint sprig and serve immediately!

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James Julep