Houndstooth Coffee Julep

March 20, 2013

If you love coffee as much as we do here in Seattle, you'll love this delicious Coffee Julep created by Daniel Read, Coffee Educator and Trainer from Houndstooth Coffee in Austin, Texas. This refreshing craft cocktail recipe - a twist on the classic mint julep - consists of espresso with the crema skinned off, vanilla and San Pellegrino sparkling water, then topped off with ice and fresh muddled mint. Don't wait until the Kentucky Derby to brew up a glass!

Houndstooth Coffee Julep

1 espresso, crema skimmed off
1/2 ounce vanilla
3 1/2 ounces San Pellegrino (or other sparkling water)
Muddled mint leaves for garnish
Pull espresso into a chilled 5-6-ounce Rocks glass. With a spoon, skim the crema off of the espresso. Add a half ounce of vanilla syrup and 3 ounces of San Pellegrino. Top off with ice and garnish with fresh muddled mint.



Jody in Seattle's picture

I was recently in Austin and had an opportunity to seek out this drink. We were VERY disappointed because the shop owners told us that they were out of mint and therefore were unable to make this drink. FAIL!!! So, instead we decided to re-create it based on the recipe from home. Using a Francis Francis X1 and by following the exact recipe we found online, we re-created this drink in our own kitchen. What's the BIG freakin DEAL???? This drink did not meet expectations, it was very blah and plain...and felt like it needed more body and sweetness. The mint makes it visually appealing, however it does not lend much to the drink.