The Coffee Mint Julep cocktail is a delightful fusion of coffee and the classic Mint Julep. The combination of coffee’s rich flavors and the refreshing mint creates a unique and invigorating drink perfect for coffee and cocktail enthusiasts alike. This cocktail is great for a brunch gathering, an afternoon pick-me-up, or as a special treat after dinner.
In This Recipe
- 2 oz bourbon
- 1 oz cold brew coffee
- 1/2 oz mint simple syrup (see recipe below)
- 5-6 fresh mint leaves
- Crushed ice
- Mint sprig and coffee beans (for garnish)
Mint Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- Cocktail shaker
- Muddler or spoon
- Julep cup or rocks glass
- Prepare the Mint Simple Syrup: a. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, and fresh mint leaves. b. Heat over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. c. Once the sugar is fully dissolved, remove from heat and let it cool. d. Strain the syrup to remove the mint leaves and set the syrup aside.
- Muddle the Mint Leaves: a. Place the fresh mint leaves in the bottom of the cocktail shaker. b. Gently muddle the mint leaves to release their flavor and aroma.
- Add the Bourbon and Coffee: a. Pour the bourbon and cold brew coffee into the cocktail shaker. b. Add the mint simple syrup to the shaker as well.
- Shake and Strain: a. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice. b. Securely place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. c. Strain the mixture into a julep cup or rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
- Garnish: a. Take a mint sprig and lightly slap it between your palms to release the aromatic oils. b. Place the mint sprig on top of the drink, allowing the stems to poke out of the glass for visual appeal. c. Optionally, add a few coffee beans on top for an extra touch of elegance.
Note: Nutritional values may vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.
- Calories: Approximately 185-210 kcal
- Carbohydrates: Approximately 14-16g
- Sugar: Approximately 13-15g
The Coffee Mint Julep cocktail is a delightful and refreshing twist on the classic julep, combining the robust flavors of coffee with the coolness of fresh mint. This unique concoction is sure to impress your guests and provide a delightful taste experience. Enjoy responsibly and savor the delightful blend of flavors in this exciting coffee cocktail! Cheers!
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