Monday, February 6, 2017

frosty the julep

2 oz Old Granddad Bonded Bourbon
1/2 oz Peppermint Tea Syrup
1/2 oz St. George Geijer Glögg (*)

Build in a Julep cup, fill with crushed ice, and stir. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, sage leaf, mint sprig, and rosemary sprig, dust leaves with powdered sugar, and add a straw.
(*) Here, the drink was made with a house glögg.
I was about to be one and done and head home, but a mismake occurred and there was an extra Frosty the Julep that needed a home. The drink was created by bartender Josh Cross as his Winter-inspired Julep "because Frosty melted." It was one of the most elegantly garnished libations since the Meyer's Cobbler. Of all of the herbs, the mint was the most aromatic here. The sip was malt from the Bourbon joined by tingly mint notes from the tea, and the rest of the Bourbon and mint notes filled the swallow along with spice from the glögg.

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