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I’m all for putting my own twist on a classic cocktail, so when I was challenged by Maker’s Mark to create a unique and creative spin on the Mint Julep for their #JulepOff, I was down for the cause.

If you live in or have ever visited the South, then you know that we take our sweet tea very seriously. It’s practically pumping through our veins. So, for my #JulepOff cocktail I knew I wanted to incorporate sweet tea somehow. And to up the ante on creativity just a tad, I chose to use a lemon simple syrup to create the sweet tea effect. In addition to bourbon, mint is a primary ingredient in a Mint Julep, so I chose to keep that addition.

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With a number of liquor brands present at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the annual festival turned out to be quite the Lushworthy occasion. Among the brands present at Coachella last weekend was Maker’s Mark and they teamed up with BCBGMAXAZRIA and Benefit Cosmetics for the Style & Beauty Bungalow. Attendee’s at the private event were able to get their beauty and booze on as they were treated to OPI manicures, makeup touch-ups, and a bevy of Maker’s Mark cocktails. Among the most noteworthy Maker’s Mark cocktails served at the event was the “Solstice Slipper,” an unexpected combination of Maker’s Mark Bourbon, ginger beer, lemon juice, strawberries, and basil.

Photos courtesy of Melissa Kobe.

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