The Philly Mint Julep You Need This Spring

Photo: Eric Helgas / Styling: Ali Nardi

The Kentucky Derby demands mint juleps, but even old classics can still benefit from an update. We asked bartender Davey Jones (real name) for a new spin -- one that speaks to his, ahem, seafaring roots.

Photo: Eric Helgas/Styling: Ali Nardi

A Southern Pirate's Julep

  • 1 ounce Bulleit bourbon
  • .5 ounce El Dorado 12 year rum
  • .75 ounce pineapple Demerara syrup (1 cup of 2:1 Demerara, blended with 1 cup fresh squeezed pineapple juice)
  • Add ingredients to shaker and dry shake.
  • Pour into a julep cup.
  • Add some crushed ice swizzle.
  • Top with crushed ice garnish with fresh sliced pineapple wedge and pineapple bract ("or leaves? whatever you call those things that stick out of the top of a pineapple") and powdered sugar.