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mint julep on silver tray with pecan lace cookies

Batch the Triple Crown Julep for 8-10

Picture of Heather Wibbels, Cocktail Contessa, pouring a cocktailHeather Wibbels
This take on a traditional julep matches flavors of chocolate and pecan with the bourbon and mint. It’s a match made in heaven and choosing the right bourbon with notes of pecan and chocolate elevates the cocktail even more.
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Course Drinks
Cuisine Bourbon Cocktail
Servings 1


  • 1.5 cups bourbon 100 proof or higher
  • ¾ cup Rivulet pecan liqueur
  • ¾ cup Chocolate Ballotin or creme de cacao
  • ¼ cup water
  • 18 -24 dashes chocolate bitters


  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs for each cocktail. In a pitcher or empty bourbon bottle, combine all ingredients except the mint. Shake the bottle briefly (or stir the pitcher) to combine and place in the fridge until well-chilled. Add more chocolate bitters as needed to taste. To serve pour into julep cups filled with cracked ice and garnish each cocktail with a freshly spanked mint sprig just next to the straw.
Keyword bourbon cocktail, chocolate, julep, mint julep,, pecan
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