Racketeer Julep

from Death & Co

  • Sprig of Mint
  • 2 ounces Bols Genever
  • .5 ounce Smith & Cross Rum
  • 1 teaspoon Rich Demerara Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 dash Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
  • Bouquet of Mint (Garnish)

Rub the mint around the inside of a julep tin and discard. Put the remaining ingredients (except the bitters) in the tin. Fill the tin halfway with crushed ice. Stir with a teaspoon, churning the ice as you go, for about 10 seconds, holding the tin by the rim so the entire tin can eventually frost up. Add more crushed ice to fill the tin two-thirds full and stir until the tin is completely frosted. Add more ice to form a cone above the rim. Top with the bitters. Garnish with the mint bouquet in the center of the ice and serve with a straw.

JESSICA GONZALEZ, 2009