Cocktail of the Day: Slow & Low Julep

With one of the most entertaining drinking weeks coming up, I’m going to be posting a number of cocktails over the next few days to celebrate both the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo. We’re starting off with a Rye take on the classic Derby drink, the Mint Julep.

  • 3 oz of Slow & Low Rye Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz of Simple Syrup, Preferably Demerara
  • Lots of mint—10 springs mint (Reserve 1 sprig for garnish)
  • Crushed ice
  • Copper, steel or aluminum cup

Method: Muddle whiskey and mint in a mix glass.Add 1 large cube of ice.  Stir, but not so much as to dilute – a bakers dozen revolutions. Add liberal amounts of crushed ice to more than fill the tin cup.Fine strain contents of mix into a glass over crushed ice. Garnish w 6 mint leaves. 

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It’s Game Time. Drink.

The biggest game in college basketball is here, so what else is there to do but mix up a drink, turn it on, and get wild. Mix these up and the [Tar Heels or  Wildcats] won’t be the only winners tonight!

 

The Wild-Rita 
  • 1.5 oz. 1800 Silver
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Lime Juice Cordial
  • 0.25 oz. Green Chartreuse

Method: Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

The Tarheel Three Pointer
  • 2 oz Jose Cuervo Especial Silver
  • 1/4 oz shot triple sec
  • 1/4 oz shot Bols Blue Curacao Liqueur
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
Method: Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.  Garnish with a lime wedge. 

The Buzzer Beater

  • 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Cannon Blast
  • 0.5 oz. Cranberry Juice

Method: Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

The Alley-oop

  • 1.3 oz. George Dickel Rye Whisky
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz. ginger syrup
  • 1 tsp. simple syrup
  • 0.75 oz. sparkling water
  • Raspberries
  • Mint leaves

Method: Muddle, shake, and double-strain into a punch glass or coupe.