Here’s the recipe for Willie Mae’s Julep from Seymour’s Cocktails & Oysters

Willie Mae's Julep
If you’ve not yet tasted the grapey delights of Pineau des Charentes — it’s a French aperitif of grape juice fortified with grape eau de vie — then this Julep from Brisbane cocktail bar, Seymour’s Cocktails & Oysters, is a worthy introduction.

Take a look at the specs below.

Willie Mae’s Julep

  • 50ml Knob Creek Bourbon
  • 20ml Pineau des Charentes Rouge Normandin Mercier
  • 7.5ml Orgeat
  • 7.5ml Lemon Honey
  • 8-10 Mint Leaves
  • Add all the ingredients to a chilled Julep cup, add crushed ice and swizzle.

    Cap with ice and garnish with a mint sprig, lemon wedge and icing sugar.

    For the lemon honey, you can substitute 2:1 honey syrup, or to make it the Seymour’s way, mix together 300ml honey, 200ml water, 100ml Dom Benedictine, and the zest of three lemons. Leave for 24 hours, strain, and bottle.

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