Not Your Average Mint Julep

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The other day we shared the perfect mint julep recipe, for the fan of the classic cocktail. Today we’re sharing two recipes using equally impressive brands of bourbon, with recipes that put a different spin on the classic cocktail. Combining the spicy, trademark finish of Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, with fresh blueberries, tart lime juice and refreshing mint, Basil Hayden’s® Jockey’s Julep puts a crisp twist on tradition, and brings modern flavor to a classic cocktail. The Knob Creek Storyville Julep is also a fresh twist on the modern libation as well, this time with sweet honey syrup and pineapple juice. Basil Hayden’s® Jockey’s Julep. Check out both recipes below and let us know what you think!

Basil Hayden’s® Jockey’s Julep Created by Rob Floyd (Los Angeles, CA)

  • 2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
  • 8-10 Mint Leaves
  • 8 Blueberries
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 parts Simple Syrup

Muddle mint leaves and blueberries in a mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice. Fine strain into a rocks glass with crushed ice. Garnish with blueberries and a sprig of mint.BH_JockeysJulep

Knob Creek® Storyville Julep: Recipe by Bobby “G” Gleason, Beam Master Mixologist

  • 1½ parts Knob Creek® Bourbon
  • ½ part Thin Honey Syrup (3 parts honey, 2 parts water)
  • 1½ parts Fresh Pressed Pineapple Juice
  • 6 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Club Soda

Muddle pineapple, honey syrup and mint in a tall highball glass. Fill with ice, add Knob Creek® Bourbon and stir top with club soda. Garnish with a pineapple clip and mint top.KC_StoryvilleJulep


Recipes and Photos Courtesy of the brand.


Alex is a full time consultant with 10+ years experience in the wine & spirits + consumer packaged goods industries. He is not a professional bartender, but is BarSmarts certified and makes a mean caipirinha. When not writing, Alex can be found traveling, spending time with his family, or bar hopping.

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