Our Mint Julep
This variation isn’t far from the original, because quite frankly, the Julep is a fantastic drink that needs no revision. But since we happened to have a bottle of Fernet Brancamenta, it seemed like a simple way to increase the complexity of the drink while reinforcing its (tasty) minty backbone. In short – this is a classic Julep, but we’ve added a bit of BrancaMenta and reduced the Simple Syrup to compensate.
So… How is it?
As expected, it’s great! The brancamenta is both sweet and earthy, and adds a botanical, minty backbone to the drink. It’s not overpowering, but definitely adds a little more complexity. I’ll definitely keep this variation on my short list!