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Earl Grey & Blackberry Julep

Earl Grey & Blackberry Julep

Earl Grey & Blackberry Julep

  • bourbon
  • spring
  • infusion
  • brunch
  • Level: Hard
  • Prep: 5 min

We've doubled down on the derby day classic julep by using a home infused bourbon and adding fresh berries for a tangy kick. The unique combination of sweet bourbon and strong tea flavors create a drink that will keep you racing back for refills.

format_list_bulletedIngredients

  • 2 oz Earl Grey Infused Bourbon
  • 3 Blackberries
  • 8 Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

Tools

  • Old fashioned
  • Bar spoon
  • Jigger

How to Mix

  1. Lightly muddle the blackberries and mint leaves in the bottom of a julep cup or rocks glass. 
  2. Next add crushed ice and bourbon to cup. 
  3. Stir with bar spoon until some of the ice begins to melt and all ingredients are combined. 
  4. Finish with more crushed ice on top, garnish with a blackberry + mint sprig.
To infuse the bourbon place 1/4 cup of loose earl grey tea into the bottom of a French press, pour in 8oz of bourbon and allow to sit for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Use French press to strain out the loose tea, and pour the bourbon into an airtight container for storage.

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