Ginger Julep Cocktail

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Summer is a great time of the year to experiment with fun cocktails.You can use fresh fruits and herbs, play with various juices and all kinds of ingredients.

I really like taking an common drink and turn it into a more exotic one. Here we have a basically a Mint Julep with a more ginger twist. I know everyone is into Mojitos like  mad but I like Bourbon so Mint Juleps are favored in my home. How about you? Or have this Ginger Julep Cocktail and then let me know your favorite hi hi.

Ginger Julep Cocktail 2

A cocktail post needs something to cheer. Well I have the perfect excuse. We have a winner! Congratulations to Angie @ Angie’s Recipes for winning the homemade Pistachio Syrup.

winner pistachio syrup

This cocktail was inspired and adapted from a recipe by Jack Judson. One thing I did (and did not say in the recipe) was pass the cocktail in a smoothie blender instead of a shaker. That is why it looks more opaque but I think the flavors are more pronounced as the ingredients are chopped finer. Give it a try.

Ginger Julep Cocktail 1

Ginger Julep Cocktail

Rating: 51

Yield: 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, chopped
  • 1 pinch fresh mint leaves
  • ½ ounce simple syrup (or 1 1/2 tsp sugar and 1 1/2 tsp water)
  • 2 ½ ounces Bourbon
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters (or any, experiment!)
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces ginger ale

Directions

  1. In a shaker muddle the ginger, mint and simple syrup (or sugar/water). Add the Bourbon, bitters and lemon juice. Add ice, shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with ginger ale and mint.
http://www.cheapethniceatz.com/ginger-julep-cocktail/

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Guest
1 year 8 days ago

Summer is absolutely the time of the year to experiment with fun cocktails!! I love this!

Guest
1 year 9 days ago

You can’t go wrong with ginger. Love the flavours!

Guest
1 year 10 days ago

I think I’d like a ginger julep even more than a mint one! Great twist on a classic, my friend!!!

Guest
1 year 10 days ago

That looks so refreshing and tasty – thanks for a lovely summer drink!

Guest
1 year 10 days ago

Sounds delicious! And I love that first picture of the post.
Thanks Evelyne for your visit and your input regarding the bloglovin. I m a novice to this stuff and such guidance is always welcome :)

Guest

I can almost taste this cocktail, Evelyne. It sounds so refreshing!

Guest
1 year 12 days ago

love this cocktail…refreshing and with warm flavors from ginger….tastes sip-perfect delicious,thanks :-)

Guest
1 year 12 days ago

Wow, that’s shoots must be superb!!!
honestly, i think i’m good without the bitter orange thou

Guest

I love the sound of your version much more than the original Eve! 😀

Guest
1 year 15 days ago

This cocktail sounds delicious, and so refreshing with mint.
Thanks for the recipe Evelyne…hope you are having a colorful week 😀

Guest
1 year 15 days ago

Man, you are good with making those drinks, Evelyne. Quite an inspiration for me! Keep them coming!
Go Angie!

ela h.

Guest
1 year 15 days ago

Thank YOU so much, Evelyne!
That sounds like a fun and lovely drink!

Guest
1 year 15 days ago

Three cheers for Bourbon! It’s always great to see an undervalued alcohol have its day in the sun

Guest
1 year 16 days ago

I love drinks with ginger in them! Thanks for sharing this. It’s definitely a drink I need to try!

Guest
1 year 16 days ago

Sounds delicious, I like that you added ginger for a little kick!

Guest
1 year 16 days ago

…did you know I was swinging by today? Because bourbon with fresh herbs and ginger ale is KIND of my jam. And by kind of I mean most definitely. And by my jam, I mean my drink of choice. 😉

Honestly – your drink looks completely refreshing and I’m so glad to have stumbled onto it today. Bookmarking for later of course. xo!