Pear Mint Julep


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  • For the pear simple syrup:
  • 1 Stemilt d’Anjou pear, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • For the Julep:
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/4 oz pear simple syrup
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves, for garnish

Mint juleps are in the family of smash cocktails, a simple combination that’s delicious and refreshing.

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To make the simple syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the water and diced pear and cover.
  2. Let simmer for 5-7 minutes, until pears are soft. Smash with a fork to release the juices, then strain the juice off.
  3. Rinse the pot and return to the burner. Add juice back to the pot.
  4. Add the sugar to the juice in the pot over medium low heat. Bring to a simmer, whisking frequently.
  5. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, continuing to whisk, until sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool.

To make the Julep:

  1. Add 8 mint leaves and ¼ oz pear simple syrup to a rocks glass and muddle.
  2. Top with bourbon and fill with ice.
  3. Stir until the outside of the glass begins to chill. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 614
  • Fat Content: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol Content: 0mg
  • Sodium Content: 14mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 128.1g
  • Sugar Content: 113.6g
  • Fiber Content: 5.1g
  • Protein Content: 0.9g