Lavender-Lemonade Mint Julep

Lavender-Lemonade Mint Julep

Gussy up the classic mint julep with Lavender Simple Syrup and fresh lemon juice to serve this Lavender-Lemonade Mint Julep on Derby Day.

Lavender-Lemonade Mint Julep
 
MAKES 1 COCKTAIL
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1.5 ounces Lavender Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Garnish: fresh lavender sprig, fresh mint sprig, lemon slice
Instructions
  1. In a glass, combine bourbon, Lavender Simple Syrup, and lemon juice. Add ice. Garnish with lavender, mint, and lemon, if desired.

Lavender Simple Syrup
 
MAKES ABOUT 2 CUPS
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lavender buds
  • 1 ounce fresh mint sprigs
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, combine 1 cup water and sugar, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and add lavender and mint. Cool completely. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve.

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