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Countdown to Derby – Mint Julep Recipe #2

The Hive, at 21c Bentonville, serves up our second day of Mint Julep recipes.  Take it from us, this is one you don’t want to miss!

White River Julep
The White River Julep was inspired by a favorite summer past-time of Arkansas natives; floating down the White River.  This leisurely task requires simply a flotation device and a cold, refreshing beverage.  The Hive wanted to use a base spirit that was truly an Arkansas product and that’s why Rock Town’s Arkansas White Lightning was chosen.  To round out the rough edges of the unaged whiskey, a splash of Cocchi Americano, which is an aperitif that brings flavors of melon and honeysuckle, was brought into the mix.  The traditional mint was replaced for the uplifting, clean flavor of the herb lemon verbena.  The goal was to create a refreshingly smooth spirit forward libation with crisp, floral notes perfect for a warm day floating down the river

1.5 oz Rock Town Arkansas White Lightning
.75 oz Cocchi Americano
.5 oz Simple
Muddled lemon verbena
Expressed orange peel
Muddle the lemon verbena in the simple syrup and express an orange peel over the mixture. Add the Cocchi Americano and the Arkansas White Lightning to the mix. Add ice and shake. Strain into a glass and top with crushed ice. Garnish with lemon verbena.