This spicy drink takes the refreshing mint flavors of the classic Derby cocktail and elevates it by muddling the leaves with jalapeño simple syrup.
The Horse That Kicked Back
Created by Louisville mixologist Shelby Higginbotham; Image: Uncle Nearest
- 2 oz. Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey
- 8 Mint leaves
- 1 oz. Jalapeño simple syrup
- 1 Mint sprig
- 2 Slices of jalapeño
- Crushed ice
In a pewter Julep cup, muddle mint leaves with jalapeño simple syrup. Half fill the cup with crushed ice and add Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Stir the cocktail until the ice begins to dilute. Add more crushed ice until the cup is heaping. Garnish with a mint sprig and 2 slices of jalapeño.