Kudzu Julep

Mixologist: Tim Faulkner

Kudzu Julep

3 oz bourbon
1/2 oz kudzu syrup
1 1/2 tsp castor sugar
3-4 sprigs fresh mint

Fill julep cup (or rocks glass) with crushed ice. Combine bourbon and kudzu syrup in cup. Stir. Add crushed ice so that a round cap is formed. Sprinkle castor sugar on top of drink. Garnish with 3-4 mint sprigs so that a bouquet
is formed. Add straw.

Kudzu Syrup

3 tsp kudzu root powder
1 cup water
4 oz kudzu leaf juice

Combine 3 teaspoons kudzu (kuzu) root powder with 1 cup water over medium heat, stir vigorously until all is dissolved. Let cool. Fine strain. Add 4 ounces of fresh kudzu leaf juice, stir. Keep refrigerated 5-7 days.

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