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.
- 2 sprigs of mint
- 2 oz. bourbon
- 1 oz. Ginger liqueur, like Domaine de Canton
- ½ oz. lemon juice, from about ½ lemon
- ½ 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.