Garden State Julep

We’re falling head-over-heels in love with this fresh take on a Champagne Julep, from bartender Jared Schubert at The Monkey Wrench in Louisville, Kentucky – it’s our new favorite springtime sipper.

The star here is applejack, an apple brandy native to New Jersey (hence the name). Calvados and other dry apple brandies are great, too.

Fresh lemon syrup (see the ingredient page for a DIY recipe) is something we love to see in a recipe – all the sunny brightness of fresh citrus, none of the hassle of juicing a lemon. It’s perfectly paired with rosé wine; Schubert recommends a dry one. American rosés tend to be sweet, so look for one from France or New Zealand.

Ingredients

Instructions

Muddle mint and lemon syrup in the bottom of a tall glass. Add the apple brandy and the rosé and stir to combine. Fill the glass halfway with crushed ice, add the salt, and stir. Top with more crushed ice and garnish with mint springs, red berries, and/or a lemon wheel.

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