The Story Behind The Cynar Julep

For a spin on the Mint Julep, try replacing the bourbon with Cynar and accenting it with grapefruit. A bright first sip gives way to a gentle, vegetal spice from the Cynar. The mint grounds the tang of the citrus, and the herbal notes nod to tea but with added depth and an undeniable sweetness. A sprig or so of mint should be plenty, but feel free to muddle more if it suits your fancy. Soda water lengthens the drink, and a couple of dashes of bitters perfectly balance the flavors; enjoy this cool concoction in a rocks glass under the sun or tall glass for an extended serve.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Cynar
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce grapefruit juice
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 parts soda water
  • Mint leaves

Directions

  1. In a rocks or tall glass, add mint and all ingredients except soda water and bitters.
  2. Gently muddle, add ice, then soda, and top with bitters.
  3. Garnish with mint sprig.

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Updated: 2023-04-06

The mint grounds the tang of the citrus, and the herbal notes nod to tea but with added depth and an undeniable sweetness.

This recipe is sponsored by Cynar.