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Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned

Julep owner Alba Huerta succinctly tells the story of drinking in the South through themes such as “Trading with the Enemy,” “the Rural South,” “the Drinking Society,” “the Saltwater South,” and others that anchor the menu at her destination bar, Julep.

With historical overviews, 15 bar snack recipes, and 65 bespoke cocktail recipes ranging from the iconic Mint Julep (and variations such as the Rye Julep and Sparkling Julep) to modern inventions like the Snakebit Sprout, Liquid Currency, and Hot July Moon, Huerta recounts the tales and traditions that define drinking culture in the American South today. 

Evocative photographs convey the romance and style that distinguish Julep and serve to inspire beverage enthusiasts to relive Southern history via their own bar carts.