Basil Hayden’s Lemon Julep

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Derby Day may have passed, but mint julep season is far from over. Make this summer-approved Lemon Julep all weekend long to celebrate sun, spring, and your favorite lady! The low-proof Basil Hayden’s blends perfectly with delicate elderflower and mint, and the touch of sweet citrus finishes out this warm-weather whiskey favorite. Cheers!

Recipe by TJ Vong (Denver, CO)

1 ½ parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
¾ parts elderflower liqueur
1 part lemon juice
¾ parts simple syrup
4 mint leaves
Soda  water
Lemon wheel (for garnish)

Muddle three mint leaves in a rocks glass and add remaining ingredients in order, excluding soda water. Fill the glass with crushed ice and top with soda water. Gently stir ingredients with a bar or mixing spoon. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig

Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.