Blueberry Mint Julep

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Cocktail History

The Blueberry Mint Julep is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail that we created as a variation of the classic Mint Julep. It pairs the original’s ingredients of bourbon, mint, and simple syrup with blueberry flavor to take the drink to a new level.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Bourbon: This is the base spirit. We used Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon because it lends a deeper oakiness to the drink. 

Blueberry Syrup: This is a sweetener made with blueberries, white sugar, gum Arabic powder, citric acid, and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Mint Leaves: These are muddled into the drink and give it all of its mint flavor.

Blueberries: These are one of the garnishes. They add fresh blueberry aroma and flavor.

Mint Sprig: This is the other garnish. It adds more fresh mint aroma.

Tasting Notes

The Blueberry Mint Julep combines the delicious strong flavors of the original Julep with a fruity note, setting it up as a sip you’d likely enjoy a few months later into the season then the derby typically takes place. It features cool aromas of mint to start, followed by the classic strong taste of sugar and mint-sweetened bourbon, and a bright aftertaste of sweet-tart blueberry.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both really enjoyed this fruity version of the Mint Julep! It’s sure to please even an inexperienced bourbon drinker and will make any latecomer like us still feel like a winner.

Recipe

AuthorSips From ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 2 ½ oz Bourbon
 6 Mint Leaves
 3 Blueberries
 1 Mint Sprig

Method
1

Add mint leaves and blueberry syrup to a julep tin.

2

Muddle gently.

3

Add crushed ice and bourbon.

4

Stir for 5-10 seconds.

5

Top with more crushed ice.

6

Garnish with mint sprig, blueberries, and straw.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 ½ oz Bourbon
 6 Mint Leaves
 3 Blueberries
 1 Mint Sprig

Directions

Method
1

Add mint leaves and blueberry syrup to a julep tin.

2

Muddle gently.

3

Add crushed ice and bourbon.

4

Stir for 5-10 seconds.

5

Top with more crushed ice.

6

Garnish with mint sprig, blueberries, and straw.

Blueberry Mint Julep

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More Bourbon Cocktails

If you like this bourbon cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Boo Radley: A bourbon cocktail made with Cynar, cherry liqueur, a lemon peel, and an orange peel

Midnight Stinger: A bourbon cocktail made with Fernet-Branca, lemon juice, simple syrup, and mint

 Brown Derby: A bourbon cocktail made with grapefruit juice, honey, and a grapefruit twist

 Paper Plane: A bourbon cocktail made with Aperol, Amaro Nonino Quintessentia, lemon juice, and a lemon peel

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