The Story Behind The Italian Julep
The classic Mint Julep gets an Italian accent with this cocktail from Boleo, a rooftop bar above Chicago’s Kimpton Gray Hotel. Swapping out bourbon or whiskey for Cynar, an amaro with distinctly vegetal flavors, also makes it a lower-proof drink. (At Boleo, it's called a Cynar Julep.)
- 1½ ounces Cynar Italian amaro
- 1 ounce grapefruit juice
- ¼ ounce raspberry syrup, such as Monin
- ¼ ounce lime juice
- Fresh mint, for garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake to combine.
- Pour into a Julep cup over crushed ice, and garnish with mint.