Most of us drink Mint Juleps once a year -- during the Kentucky Derby, of course. But it’s a cocktail that deserves more than just a day in the spotlight. Our zero proof version has all the sweet and herbal qualities of the original, with the warmth and smokiness of our Whiskey Alternative. It’s okay in a rocks glass, but we recommend the classic pewter cup, piled high with crushed ice. Omit the bitters if you don’t want even a trace of alcohol. Cheers!
2 oz. Ritual Whiskey Alternative
1/4 oz. simple syrup
8 mint leaves
2 dashes bitters
Mint sprig and bitters for garnish
Muddle the mint and syrup in a julep cup or rocks glass. Add the Whiskey Alternative and pack tightly with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside. Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome and garnish with a mint sprig and a few optional drops of bitters.