This Blueberry Basil Julep is made with blueberry simple syrup, fresh basil leaves, and bourbon. Enjoy it on Derby Day, at a cocktail party, or whenever your herb garden is overflowing.
A few weeks ago, the husband and I made another weekend road trip to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. While we wandered around distillery gift shops and waited for our tours, I had lots of time to read the cocktail recipes that were plastered all over the gift shops. In particular, a recipe for a pineapple basil julep at Jim Beam caught my eye. It was a little more complicated than I wanted my cocktail process to be, but I liked the idea of adding a fruity simple syrup to a julep. When we got home, I started playing bartender. (Except, I don’t know how to do any fancy bartender bottle-spinning moves, and I’m not very good at listening without interrupting, so maybe I’m NOT an awesome bartender.) At any rate, I tried a few cocktail concoctions, and this one was the bomb dot com.