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Lavender Mint Juleps – Tennesee style

Best thing in the world for a hot, lazy summer day!
You need mint, lavender, sugar and whiskey for the lavender mint julep

You will need:

  1. Lavender syrup (see footnotes)
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. container of mint, freshly rinsed (or “a handful” if it’s coming out of your garden – leave and stems are OK
  5. Whiskey – Gentleman Jack is the best option – if not, use a Canadian blended whiskey like Pendleton. (We don’t do bourbon since we’re Tennesseans and it’s akin to sacrilege)
This recipe is super simple and worth it!


  • Combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil.
bring sugar to a boil
  • Add the mint to the boiling sugar water and turn off the heat
Boiling mint, sugar and water
  • Once cool, strain the liquid into a glass jar.
  • Prepare lavender syrup in the same way, replacing the mint with 1 tsp lavender buds. A friend of mine gave me the lavender syrup for another blog project, so I used what I had already.
  • Fill a tumbler halfway with ice.
  • Add 1 tsp mint syrup
  • Add 1 tsp lavender syrup
  • Add 2 shots of whiskey
  • Stir and enjoy!


lavender mint julep garnished with sprigs of lavender

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