Introduction: Watermelon Mint Julep

A modern twist on the classic mint julep, this watermelon julep is a refreshing, juicy treat!  This recipe takes advantage of summer's bounty of fresh melon and mint, and adds a fun new cocktail to your repertoire.  If you can't find watermelon juice, check out how I juiced my own while making Watermelon Sangria.  Just cut a whole in your melon, grab a stick blender and get in there.  You could even mix up a "pitcher" of these right in the melon!


Ingredients:
  • 4 fresh mint sprigs
  • 2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tsp simple syrup
  • 2 oz fresh watermelon juice  

Directions:
  • Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup in a glass.  Just spank the leaves a few times - too much muddling will turn it bitter.
  • Fill the glass with ice and add bourbon. Stir to chill bourbon.
  • Top with watermelon juice and garnish with a mint sprig. 

Enjoy! 

Comments

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triumphman (author)2012-07-30

I have 3 kinds of mint in my gardens ! I am not sure which to use, Peppermint, Spearmint, or Chocolate Mint. Maybe I'll try and experiment with all 3. There is even some Lemmon Balm out there! Thanks, sounds yummy!

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Vika84 (author)2012-07-13

I love watermelon and this cocktail recipe sounds wonderful! I am definitely going to make it soon. The place I am from originally, some people inject watermelon with rum or vodka, bourbon or other spirit and slice it up after. It's fun and delicious too :-)

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