Kelvin & Louisville Julep

The Pocket Cocktail

In this series, we pair one of our one-of-a-kind print pocket squares with a delicious cocktail. One starts a conversation, the other keeps it going. Today’s edition is a simple mint julep perfect for relaxing lakeside this weekend, and was crafted by David Wondrich of Port Cocktail.


The Louisville Julep

[inspired by our Kelvin pocket square]

A popular formula for a refreshing mint julep.

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 1/2 oz water
  • 1 oz. Taylor-Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Port
  • 1 oz. Larressingle VSOP Armagnac
  • 1 oz. Appleton Estate Reserve Rum
  • 6 or 7 mint leaves

Put 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar and 1/2 oz water in the bottom of a pint glass and stir to dissolve. Add 6 or 7 mint leaves and press them lightly with a muddler. Fill the glass with finely-cracked ice. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Pour this carefully into another pint glass, pour it back, and repeat 3 times until everything is mixed. Add more ice to fill the glass, insert 4 good sprigs of mint, nestle a berry or two among the mint, and add a couple of straws.


Who might you enjoy this cocktail with?

Photos and recipe courtesy of Port Cocktail.

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