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Napoleon Julep

napoleon julep cocktail


This cocktail was created by Nicholas Bennett at Porchlight for Cognac Classics Week.


  • 2 ounces Hennessy VSOP cognac
  • 1/2 ounce St-Germain
  • 1/4 ounce green tea syrup*
  • 2 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters
  • Garnish: mint sprig
  • Garnish: lemon zest, finely grated


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a Julep cup or double Old Fashioned glass.

  2. Fill halfway with crushed or pebble ice, then swizzle to chill.

  3. Pack the glass with more ice, forming a mound at the top.

  4. Garnish with the mint and finely grated lemon zest over the surface of the drink.

*Green tea syrup: In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, add 4 green tea bags, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, discard the tea bags, and stir in 2 cups of sugar until it dissolves. Let the syrup cool. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.