35. Trampled by Turtles - ‘Stars & Satellites’ + The 56 Julep

Trampled by Turtles - ‘Stars & Satellites’ + The 56 Julep

Ingredients: 2 1/2 ounces Wild Turkey 101, 3 sprigs of mint (six to eight mature-sized leaves), 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar, 1/2 cup crushed ice

Mixing Instructions: In a traditional silver julep cup or double-old fashioned glass, muddle two sprigs of mint with the brown sugar and one ounce of Wild Turkey 101 for a few minutes, crushing the mint leaves with a spoon.  Add the crushed ice, the remaining bourbon, and garnish with a sprig of mint. (via Buzzfeed)

Notes: Some bands are meant to mature at their own pace like a good wine or whiskey.  This Duluth, MN bluegrass band has built their following slowly, coming into the national spotlight in 2010 with the release of Palomino, their fifth album.Two years later they’re back with a more mellow and refined sound, interspersed with a few of their fast-paced ramblers.  Few genres of music tie together better than bluegrass and bourbon…enjoy this slight variation of the mint julep as Tramped by Turtles lull you into the night.

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