A lemon lavender mint julep is the perfect drink to sip on while sitting outside and soaking up warm spring weather. While mint juleps are traditionally enjoyed on the Kentucky Derby day, it's an ultimate refreshing spring cocktail made with dried culinary lavender blossoms, fresh mint, sparkling water, and bourbon.
– 4-5 leaves fresh mint (plus 2-3 for garnish) – 1 ½ ounces lavender simple syrup – Crushed ice – 1 ounces fresh lemon juice – 2 ounces bourbon
1. In a cocktail glass, muddle mint leaves with lavender simple syrup. 2. Add crushed ice until glass is mostly full. 3. Pour in bourbon and lemon juice. 4. Stir, garnish with a fresh mint leaf and/or lavender sprig, and enjoy!