Ole Smoky Moonshine Mint Julep Recipe

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Ole Smoky Moonshine Mint Julep Recipe
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Deliver Ingredients


  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Ounce simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 Ounces Old Smoky Moonshine White Lightnin’
  • 1 fresh mint sprig
  • Lime for garnish


Place mint leaves and simple syrup in a highball glass. Muddle mint leaves with syrup. Add ice, and then pour moonshine over ice. Garnish with lime and mint syrup.

Mint Julep Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Mint Julep Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.