Zero George's Mint Julep
This unique and refreshing take on the classic mint julep comes from Zero Restaurant and Bar at Zero George, a boutique hotel in Charleston, SC. Muddled fresh ginger adds hot and spicy undertones to the bourbon cocktail, while fresh strawberries add sweetness, brightness, and a bit of color. As is tradition, the drink is served over crushed ice in a stainless steel julep cup. The recipe makes one cocktail, but you can easily scale it up for Derby parties or other springtime gatherings. Simply muddle the ingredients in a large bowl, stir in the bourbon until combined, then strain into a pitcher.