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Gravy's Mint Julep Recipe

The Eponymous Cocktail with a Twist

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New NYC-based resto Gravy serves Southern-inspired fare and cocktails. Being the gentlemen they are, they’ve graced us with their take on the official drink of the Derby.

Gravy’s Mint Julep
Makes one cocktail

2 oz. Bulleit bourbon
1/3 oz. honey syrup (recipe below)
3 fresh mint leaves
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash club soda

1. Fill a shaker with ice. Add bourbon, syrup, mint, and bitters. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds.

2. Add a splash of club soda.

3. Strain into an ice-filled, 10-oz. rocks glass.

4. Garnish with a stemmed sprig of mint.

For the honey syrup
1 c. raw sugar
½ c. clover or acacia honey
1½ c. hot water

1. Add all ingredients to a pitcher.

2. Mix until well blended.

Gravy, 32 East 21st Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway, New York (212-600-2105).

Photo: Melissa Hom / Courtesy of Gravy

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32 E 21st St
bt Broadway & Park Ave S
New York, NY 10010