As you know, we here at Sugar Loco are all about doing what we can to bring in the warm, sunny Summer weather ASAP. With that in mind, we’re bringing you the Summertime Julep from Wild Turkey Bourbon – The perfect drink for a Saturday afternoon watching the Kentucky Derby! This drink is a little more complicated than some of the others we post, but if you’re willing to put a little more work in, you’ll end up with a refreshing cocktail with an AMAZING flavor profile. We’ve made drinks like this one for ourselves before, and trust us, they’re worth the effort!
To start, you’ll need to make some Herb Syrup.
You’ll need –
1 cup of water
1/2 lb of sugar
1/4 cup of marjoram
1/4 cup of mint
1/8 cup of tarragon
1 tbsp of black peppercorn
Combine the water and sugar, and heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover, and let it steep for 30 minutes. Then strain.
Now that you’ve done the leg work, here’s the recipe for the cocktail.
1 1/2 oz. Wild Turkey 101
1/4 oz Herb Syrup
2 dashes of Orange Bitters
Build in glass and fill with crushed ice. Garnish with fresh herbs. Then enjoy!