12 Days of Christmas Cocktails: Winter Julep

On the 11th day of Christmas ELP gave to you, a Warm Winter Julep, Naughty Hot Chocolate, Hot Buttered Bourbon, Spiced Apple Margarita, Cranberry Martini, Hot apple cider floats, Chocolate Candy-Cane Martiniiii, Spiced Cranberry Sangria, Spiked Coconut Chai Latte, Warm Mulled Wine, and a recipe for Rum and Eggnog


Whenever winter arrives, peppermint tea is always a go-to warm up drink for me. This is a bit strange because I’m actually not a big peppermint lover otherwise but I find the tea rather comforting. This recipe that I discovered is a mix between a hot toddy and mint julep. It’s great because it warms you up yet is super refreshing due to the minty flavor! Trust me, you won’t be disapointed if/when you try it out yourself.

Ingredients (Serves 1)

1 oz bourbon
2 teaspoons brown sugar syrup (directions below)
1 peppermint tea bag
hot water


To make brown sugar syrup, combine equal parts brown sugar and water (I did 1/2 cup of each) in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from heat and let cool.

Meanwhile, warm a glass with hot water. Boil water in a kettle and once ready, pour warm water out of glass and combine tea bag and boiling water. Let tea steep for 4 minutes.


Remove tea bag and add bourbon and brown sugar syrup. Stir to combine.

Juleps pic



Source: http://imbibemagazine.com/Winter-Julep

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