Honeysuckle Mint Julep

Honeysuckle Mint Julep

Enhancing many of the delights on our menu—including Honeysuckle Mint Julep—Honeysuckle Simple Syrup steeps with handfuls of fresh blooms. 

Honeysuckle Mint Julep
 
Makes 1 drink
Ingredients
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 to 4 mint leaves, rinsed
  • 3 to 4 honeysuckle blossoms
  • 1½ ounces Tennessee honey whiskey
  • 1 ounce Honeysuckle Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs, honeysuckle blossoms
Instructions
  1. Fill a mint julep cup with ice cubes, and add mint leaves and honeysuckle. Muddle mint and honeysuckle with ice. Add whiskey and Honeysuckle Simple Syrup. Garnish with mint and honeysuckle, if desired.
Honeysuckle Simple Syrup
 
Makes 1½ cups
Ingredients
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scrapped and reserved
  • 2 cups honeysuckle blossoms
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, 1½ cups water, and vanilla bean seeds over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, whisking often, until sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and add honeysuckle. Let steep 15 minutes. Discard honeysuckle. Transfer to an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
For more recipes featuring honeysuckle, see “Ambrosial Delights” on page 119 of the May/June 2017 issue of Victoria. 

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