What does a Mint Julep make you think of? The Kentucky Derby, right? But why should such a delicious cocktail be relegated to that one day for an event that lasts only two minutes? They're way too tasty for that. And with the addition of juicy watermelon, you've got a refreshing cocktail to serve all summer.
Watermelon Mint Julep
1 1/2 oz. Rio Brazos Texas Whiskey (I like to use local or Texas liquor brands if possible!)
½ oz. Russell & Mahoney simple syrup
5 sprigs fresh mint
6 cubes fresh watermelon
Muddle simple syrup and watermelon in a mixing glass. Add mint and press lightly to release oils. Add bourbon and mix well with cracked ice. Strain over crushed ice. Garnish with watermelon and fresh mint.
Thanks to Bonnie and Lauren for all of the incredible pictures.
Now that you've mastered this one, why not learn a few more? We're joining forces with Weather Up to bring you a monthly Brunch + Cocktails series. Come hang out with us on June 11th as we kick off the series with tasty bites and three hands-on cocktail creations.
June 11, 2016
11:00 - 1:00
Weather Up Bars
1808 E. Cesar Chavez Street