True to name, Julep exudes the elegance of the Whiskey South. Flowers make the bright, airy room even more welcoming and provide a hint at the menu to follow. Owner Alba Huerta is a master at creating unique flavours by incorporating herbs, spices and even vegetables into drinks. Thyme- and bell-pepper infused tonic water is mixed with white port, Manzanilla sherry and lemon to create the unparalleled Nightshade highball. Vermouth is infused with tarragon and combined with elderflower liqueur, Pedro lemon, and orange bitters to create a truly unique swizzle.
A comprehensive menu also includes dozens of classic and modern classic drinks, including an entire section devoted to delicious riffs on the titular Julep. The tail end of the menu is devoted to one of the South’s most impressive rare spirits collection; the emphasis is bourbon, but there is something for every taste from tequila to brandy. The kitchen offers light plates such as pulled pork sliders, oysters and the amazing sweet treat bourbon pearls. Each item is plated exquisitely, often with a floral touch… that’s just the Julep way.