A hit of ginger liqueur takes the traditional Mint Julep and turns it squarely on its ear: spicy, sweet, and modern, with a citrus tang from the wedge of lemon, it's a fresh twist on the old classic.
Enlarge Image Credit: Maxime IattoniMAKES ONE DRINK
2 sprigs of mint
2 oz. bourbon
1 oz. Ginger liqueur, like Domaine de Canton
1/2 oz. lemon juice, from about 1/2 lemon
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Place mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, fill with crushed ice, and muddle with a wooden spoon. After mint is thoroughly bruised, about 10 seconds, add remaining ingredients to the shaker, cover, and shake vigorously. Strain into a julep glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with lemon wedge, or mint.