Whisky Cocktails

Whisky Cocktail: Champagne Julep


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A fancy name for a flashy cocktail, I love this stuff on a warm summer day. The only problem is that you can only really make it if you’re a rather heavy drinker or have guests, as it I at least find the selection of miniature sparkling white or champagne is quite limited. This is guaranteed to go down a treat with some chocolate cake by the way, the darker the better!

You’ll need:

  • 5-6 large mint leaves
  • 1tsp sugar syrup (e.g. Monin, or simply mix 2 parts sugar with 1 part water and heat it up while carefully stirring so as to melt the sugar and combine it with the water)
  • 2-3 shots of Bourbon (Benchmark is generally good for mixing)
  • About 5 ice cubes, depending on size, you want to fill about two thirds of the glass
  • A tall glass


Put the mint leaves in the glass and add the syrup and use a spoon or whatever you have at hand to combine them (without shredding the leaves), add the ice, bourbon and top up with champagne or a dry sparkling white.

About Whisky Critic

My name is Martin and I live in Scotland. I love fine things in life, such as gourmet food, travelling around the world and, last but not least, whisky (naturally, I’m partial to a tipple of whiskey or bourbon as well). I have tasted hundreds of whiskies during the recent years and I finally decided to share my experience.

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