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Spring in Seattle Means It's Time for THE Mint Julep Recipe

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Photo: Eric Helgas/Styling: Ali Nardi

You can’t throw a Kentucky Derby party without juleps. And while the classic is a classic for a reason, upping your game with exotic ingredients can take your bash to heretofore unseen levels of glory. That's why we asked 1st Ave bartender Bridget Maloney for a new julep take featuring some... exotic flavors. Chocolate? Better believe it.

Photo: Eric Helgas/Styling: Ali Nardi

The Golden Luck

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1.33 ounce Bulleit bourbon
  • 1 ounce pineapple gum
  • .5 ounce Lustau Amantillado sherry
  • 4 dashes Scrappy’s chocolate bitters
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • Large scoop of fine pineapple chunks
DIRECTIONS:
  • Add all the ingredients and soft muddle.
  • Add ice and top with sparkling wine.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig.