Basil Cranberry Julep Recipe
This recipe takes the traditional julep and adds a tart cranberry syrup made with 100% pure, unsweetened juice. The sweet-tart balance is perfect for those who are new to mezcal because it smooths out some of its smoky flavors while still keeping them present in this drink!
Add cranberry juice to a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
Allow the juice to reduce by half. Remove from the heat, and then add sugar.
Stir to dissolve.
Add basil leaves and agave nectar to the bottom of a cup or glass, then muddle gently.
Add mezcal and cranberry syrup, then top with crushed ice.
Drizzle extra cranberry syrup on top for a lovely added aesthetic.