Strawberry Rhubarb Julep Recipe - Food Fanatic

Strawberry Rhubarb Julep Recipe

    1 Servings


For the Rhubarb Simple Syrup:
  • 2 stalks Rhubarb, Cut into 1/2 inch pieces, fresh
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
For the Julep:
  • 3/4 ounce Rhubarb Simple Syrup
  • 10 Mint Leaves, Plus extra for garnish
  • 2 Strawberries, Hulled and chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 1/2 ounces Bourbon
  • Crushed Ice


To Make the Simple Syrup:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the rhubarb, sugar and water and bring to boil until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Reduce to a simmer and let cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Place a fine mesh sieve over a bowl and pour the liquid out, pressing down on the rhubarb with a spoon to release any juices. Discard the solids.
  4. Let cool completely and store in a bottle or jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

To Make the Cocktail:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with 1/2 ounces of simple syrup, mint leaves and strawberries and muddle until the strawberries are broken up and release their juices.
  2. Stir in the bourbon and pour into a rocks glass or mint julep cup.
  3. Fill the cup all the way up to the top with crushed ice and then pour the remaining 1/4 ounce of simple syrup over the top.
  4. Garnish with mint and a whole strawberry and serve immediately. 
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