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Summer Cocktail: Jalapeño-Spiked Bourbon Julep

Summer Cocktail: Jalapeño-Spiked Bourbon Julep

In the last week I checked two items off of my Summer Bucket List!

Moms Afternoon Off...Check!

Try a new yummy delicious Summer Cocktail......Check!

This week continuing on with my bucket list I'm trying a new drink Jalapeño-Spiked Bourbon Julep.

Spicy, sweet, cold, refreshing with a kick it's a great way to wind down while BBQ'ing dinner!


  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 oz. Jalapeño Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • Crushed Ice
  • 2 1/2 oz. bourbon
  • Club Soda
  • 1 very thinly sliced jalapeño round

Jalapeño Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 jalapeño peppers


  1. In a small saucepan over high heat, combine 1 cup water, sugar, and jalapeños. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and let steep 20 minutes
  2. Strain syrup, discard jalapeños, and cool syrup. (Simple syrup can be refrigerated, in an airtight container, for up to 6 months.)
  3. In a julep cup, pour Jalapeño Simple Syrup and add mint; gently bruise leaves with a muddler or wooden spoon
  4. Add enough crushed ice to fill two-thirds of the cup
  5. Add bourbon to the cup and stir gently
  6. Then add a bit more crushed ice
  7. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with mint sprig and jalapeño


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