Minty Julep Margarita Recipe
When the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo are celebrated within the same weekend, a Mint Julep Margarita may just be the perfect cocktail to raise a glass with, and I found the perfect recipe for you to try:
10 mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce bourbon
1 ounce silver tequila
1/2 teaspoon simple syrup
How to Make It
- In a chilled julep cup or fizz glass, muddle the mint leaves. Rub the bruised leaves against the side of the cup and then discard.
- Add the lime juice, Cointreau, bourbon, tequila, and simple syrup. Top with crushed ice and set a swizzle stick or bar spoon in the cup and spin between your hands to mix.
- Top with additional crushed ice and garnish with the mint sprigs. Serve with a cocktail straw.
Cheers to a fabulous week,
Recipe courtesy of FoodandWine.com blog