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