DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, SaloonBox offers a twist on the julep.

A new twist-on-a-classic from HomeGoods Style Expert Christy Pope – the Tequila Julep! The tequila adds a unique flair to drink we know and love and is served in a stoic, long-stemmed julep glass or low-ball crystal glass.

  • Handful of mint, muddled
  • ¼ oz agave syrup (2 parts: 1 part water)
  • ½ oz Lustau East India Sherry (Oloros Style)
  • 2 oz Espolon Reposado Tequila
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

In a long-stemmed Julep cup (or glass of choice), add a handful of mint leaves (two sprigs) and top with the cocktail ingredients (agave, sherry, tequila, bitters) and muddle. A gentle 3-4 presses of the mint at the bottom of the cup is all that is needed to release the aromatic mint essence. Top with heaping pellet ice or crushed ice to fill the cup and create a cone-like top. Garnish with two or three sprigs of mint for a bountiful bouquet atop the Julep.

Photos by: Matt Harrington from HomeGoods