Summer Tequila Mint Julep

I really enjoy a cold mint julep on a hot summer day – sitting outside on the deck, listening to the birds and sipping on a refreshing cocktail. But I didn’t have any bourbon! So I decided to see what it would taste like with tequila and you know what? It was delicious!

What you need:

  •  1 part mint simple syrup
  • 2 parts white tequila
  • Splash of sparkling water (Like le Croix or Perrier – I used le Croix cherry-lime)
  • Peppermint sprigs to garnish

How to Do it:

Place the tequila and syrup in a shaker. Add ice (see note) and shake to mix. Place 2 or 3 ice cubes in a highball glass. Pour the mint and tequila over the top. Add a splash of sparkling water and garnish with a sprig of mint.


Note: If you put the tequila in the freezer and the simple syrup in the refrigerator, they will almost be cold enough to not melt the ice cubes in the shaker. You can even skip the cube if you want.

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4 Responses to Summer Tequila Mint Julep

  1. A classic for sure, and it looks so refreshing! Thanks for bringing your dish to Fiesta Friday!


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