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Sage Julep Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Sage Julep

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In this twist on the Kentucky classic, sage stands in for mint, and Meyer lemons 
are added for a unique winter cocktail.

  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 36 fresh sage leaves, 30 torn in half (1/2 cup), 6 left whole for garnish
  • 5 Meyer lemons or regular lemons, 3 quartered, 2 sliced for garnish
  • 6 Tbs. light brown sugar
  • 12 oz. bourbon or unsweetened iced tea
  • 6 oz. seltzer water (3/4 cup)

Preparation

1. Chill 6 tumblers in freezer.

2. Make each drink individually by placing 10 sage leaf halves, 2 lemon quarters, and 1 Tbs. brown sugar in shaker. Mash together with muddler or back of spoon 
30 seconds, or until aromatic.

3. Add 4 ice cubes, and top with 2 oz. bourbon and 
1 oz. seltzer. Shake well.

4. Fill chilled tumbler with crushed ice. Strain julep mixture from shaker over ice, and garnish with Meyer lemon slice and sage leaf.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 186
  • Carbohydrate Content: 15 g
  • Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
  • Protein Content: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 5 mg
  • Sugar Content: 14 g