Synonymous with The Great Gatsby and the Southern US states, a mint julep is usually made with bourbon, but we’ve replaced it with a spirit from even further south – Tequila. Both versions have the same crisp summer note of cucumber, but we swapped the customary mint for savoury, slightly peppery basil.
- Prepare5 mins
- Cook10 mins
- Total time15 mins
Muddle 4 slices of cucumber, 6-8 basil leaves and 10ml sugar syrup in a highball. Add crushed ice and stir. Add the Tequila and fill the glass with more crushed ice. Stir well until chilled and the ice is slightly melting. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon and a basil leaf.
Sugar syrup: Bring 250ml water and 250g caster sugar to the boil. Turn off the heat and cool.
Make it lower ABV by replacing the Tequila with Clean Co. Clean T Non-alcoholic Tequila Replacement.