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Cognac Julep Cocktail
photo: lanier67/ on Flickr

Did you ever think a Mint Julep needed to man up? We weren’t sure it could, seeing as the standard version is basically slightly sweetened bourbon with some mint. But cocktail guru Dave Wondrich thought so and whipped up this Cognac Julep, subbing out the traditional bourbon. We tried it, and we liked it! It’s a sophisticated update on an old Kentucky favorite.