This Watermelon Jasmine Julep is like a breath of fresh air! The bright flavors are sure to invigorate. Sarah Scarborough from Nomadic Tea Party used a Zhi Jasmine Green Tea simple syrup, watermelon, and bourbon to craft this delightful beverage.
Watermelon Jasmine Julep
- 1 Zhi Jasmine Green Tea bag
- 2 oz. water
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh watermelon
- 15 fresh mint leaves
- 2 oz bourbon
- crushed ice
Jasmine Green Tea Simple Syrup: Steep the tea bag in 2 ounces of 180 degree water for 4 minutes. Dissolve the sugar into 2 tablespoons of steeped tea.
Watermelon Jasmine Julep: Mash the watermelon in a bowl and strain the juice into a cup. Put the mint leaves in a julep cup or high ball glass. Add 1 ounce of watermelon juice, 3/4 ounce of simple syrup, and the bourbon. Muddle thoroughly until the mint is fragrant.
Fill the glass with crushed ice and garnish with fresh mint. Enjoy!
Next, we recommend trying out this refreshing Watermelon Green Tea Cooler!