Fresh Mint Sprig (Garnish)
0 units of alcohol per serve
- Muddle three Lemon wedges and Sugar Syrup into a Highball glass.
- Lightly bruise the Mint Leaves and drop them into the glass.
- Add Cîroc Coconut.
- Fill with Crushed ice and churn well.
- Garnish with a Fresh Mint Sprig and the last Lemon wedge.
14.8 g per serve
Long before the Julep, silver drinking cups were common in the southern US states. They were given as awards at competitions, weddings, christenings and even horseraces because they represented success. They weren't Julep cups, but rather plain silver tumblers or beakers.
History of the drink
According to popular opinion, the Julep began in or around Persia and then made its way to Europe (some claim Southern France) where mint was replaced with rose petals. The Mint Julep as we know it today is thought to have crossed the Atlantic after Cognac was substituted by Peach Brandy and eventually Whisky.