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Recipe: Georgia Mint Julep | Monteiths Edinburgh

Scottish Food Recipes & Tasting Notes

We’re a passionate bunch at Monteiths with a real flavour for freshly prepared, locally sourced Scottish food alongside great cocktails. Our team have curated a selection of great food & drink Scottish recipes for you to try at home. Hopefully these give you a taste of what we’re all about.

Georgia Mint Julep

The mint julep cocktail is a classic and normally associated with the American South, in particular the Kentucky Derby.

Traditionally, mint juleps were often served in silver or pewter cups, and held only by the bottom and top edges of the cup. This allows frost to form on the outside of the cup.

We've kept this tradition going with our mint julep however instead of using bourbon we've added a twist by using cognac. 

So, let's get started.......

Georgia Mint Julep

20ml Courvoisier VSOP cognac

20ml RinQuinQuin Peach aperitif

20ml Bitter Truth Apricot Brandy

12.5ml muscovado syrup

2 dashes Fee Brothers Peach bitters

2 dashes Angostura bitters

8 fresh mint leaves

Start off by 'bruising' the mint leaves with all the other ingredients in the cup, build & churn (thoroughly) with crushed ice in a tall glass or traditonal 'cup'. Once churned add more and fill to the brim. Add a nice double sprig of mint to garnish. 


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