Happy Memorial Day, everyone! We hope you’re celebrating with all your favorite people as we honor and remember our veterans. If you’re entertaining guests this weekend it’s the perfect time to try our new Red, White, & Booze creations!
Our go-to for any hot weather outdoor party is the classic Mint Julep. This minty cool cocktail is traditionally served in a tin cup with crushed ice to ensure maximum chill. Plus, it features America’s spirit … Bourbon! For extra patriot points we’re adding strawberries, blueberries, and Cremma Lemma SweetShine to make our Red, White, & Julep!
What you need:
2 oz Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1/2 oz Cremma Lemma SweetShine
1 sugar cube
5+ fresh mint leaves, to taste
1+ strawberry, to taste
8+ blueberries, to taste
Add sugar cube, mint, berries, and Cremma Lemma to a julep tin, or any glass you prefer.
Press and twist to muddle. Your goal is to release oil from the mint and juices from the berries while dissolving the sugar.
Add crushed ice.
The ice MUST be crushed to achieve the maximum cooling effect of this cocktail, and don’t skimp! You want enough ice to create a dome like a snow cone.
Add bourbon, and give it a gentle stir.
If you need, add more ice to create your dome.
Decorate your festive little julep with fresh mint and berries.
Don’t forget a coaster!
Red, White, & Julep with Cremma Lemma SweetShine.
Oh, wait! We have two bonus recipes for you!
If juleps are a little too boozy for your crowd (we’re looking at you, Aunt Ida!), try our lower proof Red, White, & Blueberry.
1 oz blueberry purée
1 oz lemonade
1 oz Cremma Lemma
top with champagne, to taste
- Mix lemonade with Cremma Lemma. Stir to combine and set aside.
- Pour blueberry purée into bottom of glass.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Gently pour Cremma Lemma mixture over the back of a spoon to layer over blueberry purée.
- Gently top with champagne.
- Garnish with fresh Strawberry.
If you need a quick dessert, try our Red, White, & Booze Bowls
Simply top short cakes, angel food cake, or whatever type of cake you love with fresh strawberries and blueberries, then pour some chilled Cremma Lemma on top!