Guests at Villa Azur in Miami experience dining, drinks, entertainment, music and art in a distinct space that combines the atmosphere of South Beach with that of Mediterranean France’s La Côte d’Azur. Bar manager Carlos Ramos’ fresh take on a Julep was inspired by the tropical vibes, culture and eternal summer of Miami. “The bourbon complements the refreshing mint flavor to give you something that stimulates the senses and quenches your bourbon craving,” he says.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “4 Frozen Bourbon Cocktails for the Last (Official) Days of Summer.”
- 2 ounces Woodinville bourbon
- 1 ounce coconut cream
- 1 ounce crème de banane
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 10 sprigs mint
- Garnish: bourbon-flambéed banana slices*
- Garnish: mint sprig
- Garnish: powdered sugar
Add all ingredients into a blender with 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth.
Pour into a copper Julep mug.
Garnish with bourbon-flambéed banana slices, a mint sprig and powdered sugar.
*Bourbon-flambéed banana slices: Sauté banana slices in a pan, add a little whiskey, then ignite to burn off alcohol. Alternatively, use a kitchen torch on sugar-coated banana slices for more caramelized flavor.