The Horse That Kicked Back

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

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.