Coltivare Julep

Morgan Weber, Coltivare | Houston

Morgan Weber’s modern interpretation of the classic Mint Julep gets a tangy sweetness in the form of sorghum vinegar. To allow the drink to evolve in the glass, Weber suggests not stirring the Julep; instead, let the ice melt, and sip accordingly.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 1/2 ounces 100-proof bourbon
  • 1/4 ounce sorghum vinegar (see Editor's Note)
  • 12 mint leaves

Garnish: mint, powdered sugar

Directions
  1. In a Julep cup, add all leaves and half of the sorghum vinegar.
  2. With a muddler, lightly express leaves around the entire interior of cup.
  3. Pack to the brim with crushed ice then add 2 ounces of bourbon.
  4. Add more ice, snow cone-style, on top of cup.
  5. Disperse remaining vinegar evenly over the top then add remaining bourbon.
  6. Garnish with a straw, two bunches of mint tops and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Editor's Note

Sorghum Vinegar:
1 cup Muddy Pond sorghum syrup
1 cup Steen's cane vinegar

Combine in a medium pan. Heat until just before boiling. Stir to combine.

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