We love a good Mint Julep around here for sure, but this holiday twist is just as nice. Deck the halls and have yourself one, (or more).
2oz Ragged Branch Bourbon
1/2oz Cinnamon Clove Simple Syrup*
5 Large Mint Leaves
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
*Cinnamon Clove Simple Syrup
Combine: 1/2 cup Sugar In The Raw, 1/2 cup water, 1 cinnamon stick, and 5 whole cloves in a sauce pan. Simmer for 5 minutes, (be sure all sugar is dissolved). Let spices sit in hot syrup until it is cooled, and then remove.
Add all ingredients to a shaking tin full of ice and shake hard for 17 seconds
Double Strain over crushed ice, (in a copper mug if you have one)
Fresh mint to garnish
Josh Rossiter of Ragged Branch Bourbon
1015 Taylor’s Gap Rd. Charlottesville, V.A. 22903