Adding Fresh Pizzazz to the RTD Mint Julep

Ready to drink formulation cocktails from the bottle are perfect for furthering
experimentation.  Just because their main purpose is a quick and easy pour cocktail does not mean your imagination must stop there.  With a little creative
blending, you can turn the plain pre-mix into the mouthwatering delicious cocktail you would otherwise be missing.

Raspberry Mint Julep – created by Cheri Loughlin

Early Times Raspberry Mint Julep 1 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin3 ounces Early Times Mint Julep RTD

1/3 cup frozen Raspberries

1/2 cup Ice

Crushed Ice

Fresh Mint Leaves Garnish

Place Early Times Mint Julep, raspberries and 1/2 cup ice in a blender.  Blend on
puree in the blender.  Pour over crushed ice in a Collins glass or decorative glass.  Garnish with fresh mint leaves.

The raspberry bite takes a tiny bit of sweetness out of the Early Times Mint Julep without robbing the cocktail of its traditional flavor and minty charm.  The minty fresh taste lingers well through the raspberry fruit which by the way gives this cocktail a pleasantly vivacious color.  Vibrant green mint leaves add the finishing touch for extra sparkle and contrast to liven up the concoction.

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