Basil Julep

  • 1 Servings
  • Category : Beverages
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  • Main Ingredient : Basil
  • Chef : Jim Cozzens

Basil-infused bourbon is the star of the show in this inspired julep, created by Uncommon Ground bar manager Jim Cozzens. It's a drink served every summer, incorporating basil grown in earth boxes on the Uncommon Ground patio.


Two medium basil leaves 1.5 oz. basil-infused Four Roses bourbon 1 oz. mint simple syrup Ice Soda Large basil leaf for garnish


For the basil-infused bourbon, use two full stems of basil per one liter bottle of bourbon. Start by pouring off a little bourbon to make room for the basil. Stick the herbs in the bottle and let sit for a day.
For the mint simple syrup, combine a 1:1 ratio of sugar to boiling water and then add five mint leaves per cup of syrup.
For the cocktail, muddle two medium basil leaves in a glass. Add 1.5 oz. of basil-infused bourbon and 1 oz. mint simple syrup. Add ice and soda to top, mix well. Garnish with large basil leaf.