The Mint Julep may be the most popular Julep on the planet but it’s certainly not the only Julep to pass these lips. There are many variations of the Julep that deserve a try, not to mention I was out of bourbon one day (gasp) and had to go with plan B. Maybe it was right after the Kentucky Derby and our supplies were low. Either way, right after Derby time is Cinco de Mayo time so it’s time to shift to tequila. Ok, let’s admit it, anytime is good for either of these cocktails as long as you have fresh mint, ice and spirits.
What really sparked this was the fact that we received some amazing copper mint julep cups and accessories from Sertodo Copper and as soon as they arrived with our engraved logo we had to put them to work making Juleps.
How to Make a Tequila Julep Cocktail
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- 2 ounces tequila añejo
- ½ ounce agave syrup
- 6 mint leaves
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1 mint sprig (garnish)
- In the bottom of your julep cups combine the agave syrup and mint leaves
- Add crushed ice to fill the cups
- Pour tequila añejo over the ice and stir lightly to mix all the ingredients
- Garnish with a mint sprig