Don’t let the number of ingredients in this cocktail discourage you; it’s worth the effort. The whiskey is an 88-proof white whiskey that is unlike anything you’ve tasted. And the rest of this cocktail breaks the rules, too. The combination of whiskey, banana, lemon, mint and cacao tea might sound a little out-there, but you’re just going to have to trust us on this one.
2 oz. Popcorn Sutton Small Batch Whiskey
1/2 oz. Marie Brizard Crème de Banana Liqueur
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. Wilks & Wilson Millicent’s Lime Mint Simple Syrup
2 oz. Teavana Cacao Mint Black Tea
Fresh banana slices and a sprig of mint for garnish
Shake the first four ingredients with ice and strain over crushed ice into a julep cup. Top with cold brewed tea* and garnish with banana slices and mint.
*To make cold brew tea, combine 1 teaspoon of loose-leaf tea per 6-8 ounces water. Let steep for 8-12 hours, then strain.
Cocktail created by Francesco Lafranconi, Executive Director of Mixology and Spirits Education at Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits.