Julep Kick

A crisp ale keeps this drink light, while basil and bourbon make the classic unique. Not to mention, a homemade honey simple syrup is sure to impress.

Julep Kick

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Julep Kick


  • .5 ounce honey simple syrup
  • 1 12-ounce ale beer
  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
  • 2-3 sprigs of basil
  • Ice
  • For the honey simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. For the honey simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring the honey and water to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until thickened. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together honey simple syrup and basil. Add in ice and bourbon, and shake vigorously until chilled.
  3. Strain into a highball glass with ice, and top off with beer.
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