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Cheater Tin Julep

A mix of malty genever, Cynar and white Port.

Mint is synonymous with summertime, and this cocktail combines garden-fresh spearmint with a mix of malty genever, Cynar and white Port.


  • 1 1/2 oz. genever
  • 1/2 oz. Cynar
  • 1 oz. Kopke white port
  • 3/4 oz. spearmint simple syrup
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:Julep cup or cheater tin
  • Garnish:spanked mint sprig


Combine all ingredients except ice in a shaker, dry shake and strain into a metal cup or cheater tin filled with crushed ice. Garnish by taking a mint sprig by its stem, slapping it against the back of your hand and placing it in the drink.

Spearmint Simple SyrupCombine 1 cup of sugar, 3 cups of water and 1 cup of packed spearmint leaves in a saucepan set over medium heat. Bring the syrup to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and submerge the mint. Remove from heat, let cool to room temperature and strain into a clean glass jar. Refrigerate for up to 4 weeks.

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