The Hemp Julep is a take-off of the famous Mint Julep, the traditional drink of the Kentucky Derby. Juleps are served in silver or pewter cups and held by the handle or rim so the cup maintains optimum frost. But can work just as well in any tall glass.
This recipe is incredibly easy and only requires a few ingredients. The addition of CBD only slightly changes the taste and may add a calming, relaxing effect depending on the amount you use.
2 1/2 ounces of Kentucky Bourbon
2 Sugarcubes (or 1/2 ounce simple syrup, maple syrup or honey)
Desired amount of CBD oil – natural or mint flavored (.25 ml to 1 ml)
4-5 Mint sprigs
Ice (crushed ice works best)
Place mint leaves in bottom of glass and top with sugar cubes. Gently muddle these together to break up leaves. Add bourbon and CBD oil. Fill glass with crushed ice and stir well until glass becomes frosty. Garnish with hemp leaves (if you have them) and mint. Ta-dah!