Cocktail Monday – Icewine Julep

By / Wine + Drinks / January 9th, 2012 / Like


Adapted from a recipe developed by Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery in St. Catharines, Ontario, this recipe stays true to the original Julep structure, but with an interesting twist. While typical Mint Juleps require the addition of a simple sugar syrup to give them that little bit of sweetness. This Icewine Julep uses … you guessed it … icewine to add sweetness. The advantage to using icewine instead of sugar syrup is the fact that icewine also lends the cocktail some wonderful underlying flavours of fruit and spice, like apricots and cinnamon.

Icewine Julep

1 oz Riesling Icewine
4 mint leaves
3 oz Bourbon

In a tall glass, muddle icewine with mint leaves. Add Bourbon. Fill the glass with crushed ice. Stir.


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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