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Burnt Orange Julep Cocktail

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This one's all about the bitters and bourbon. Refresh your taste buds with this fragrant citrus cocktail. Burnt orange agave, mint and the perfect amount of bourbon make for a cocktail you'll be buzzing over.

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  • 2 orange

  • brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 Ounce agave

  • 2 Bunch mint

  • 4 Ounce bourbon

  • 4 Dash Angostura orange bitters

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F

  • 2

    Candied oranges: Slice orange into wheels and fully coat in brown sugar.

    • 2 orange

    • As Needed brown sugar

  • 3

    Place directly on the grill grate and cook 15 minutes each side until grill marks develop. Remove wheels from grill, set aside and cool. Reserve 2 wheels for garnish.

    500 ˚F

  • 4

    To make the burnt orange agave: Reduce the grill temperature to 200°F. In a small pan, combine the candied oranges in a thinned out agave syrup (25% water added to agave syrup) and place directly on the grill grate. Cook 30-45 minutes or to taste. 1 orange slice per ounce of syrup made.

    200 ˚F

    • 1 1/2 Ounce agave

  • 5

    To mix the cocktail: Add burnt orange agave and 5-6 mint leaves into a mixing tin. Muddle ingredients to release oils of mint.

    • 2 Bunch mint

  • 6

    Add bourbon, bitters, crushed ice and shake lightly. Pour all contents into glass or copper mug and add more crushed ice.

    • 4 Ounce bourbon

    • 4 Dash Angostura orange bitters

  • 7

    Garnish with candied orange wheel and mint. Enjoy!