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Cherry Blossom Julep Four Roses Winner Recipe Rory McCollister’s “Cherry Blossom Julep”
This is the 1st place winning recipe in the 2010 Four Roses Julep Contest.

· 1 1/2 oz Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
· 1 1/2 oz Dried Cherry Lemon Zest Gastrique
· Fresh Mint
· 2 oz Tamarind Soda
· 2 oz Ginger Ale

To make the Gastrique:

· Boil and reduce
· Dried Cherries
· 2 cups sugar
· 2 cups water
· Juice of 3 lemons
· Zest of 1 lemon


Using a large mixing glass, muddle gastrique and mint. Add bourbon and shake well. Pour into tall highball glass and top with equal parts tamarind soda and ginger ale. Garnish with candied ginger rose, mint sprig and lemon zest.


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