The Spring Smash. Image courtesy Jim Beam. April 28, 2014 – Fred Noe of Jim Beam shared this twist on the Mint Julep that he’s likely to be drinking on Derby Day:

1 part Jim Beam Honey
2-3 fresh pitted Bing cherries
6-8 fresh mint leaves
1/2 ounce of simple syrup (one part water to one part sugar, boiled and cooled)
Juice of one lemon

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and pour over ice in a tall glass. Garnish with mixed berries or mint and a lemon.