High Stakes Julep
The High Stakes Julep is a lovely, not-too-sweet julep with a hint of sweetness from apricot preserves (or peach, if you prefer). We’re big fans of jams and preserves used as sweeteners – the pectin adds a wonderful velvety texture to a drink.
Gently muddle mint leaves at the bottom of a short glass. Top with remaining ingredients and add some crushed ice to the glass.
Swizzle the drink by twisting a barspoon or swizzle stick between your hands, keeping the head of the tool (heh) from going down far enough to disturb the mint.
Top with more crushed ice and garnish with freshly-slapped mint sprigs.