Wylie Dufresne’s wd-50 is one of NYC’s go-to cocktail establishment. Here’s the description of the Sofa Jockey Julep:
"It looks so inviting, but this is not a drink for the timid," says Denton. It’s based on the root beer liqueur Root, with Cherry Heering, Four Roses bourbon, and Ron Zacapa rum. On the top? Mint oil.
"Chef and I had a debate about mint in drinks," says Denton. "He thinks people pull it out, or push it to the bottom. I think they leave it in, for the aroma. But Chef said ‘Who the hell does that?’" The compromise: a mint oil for aromatics and flavor. "A frosty julep—who doesn’t like that?"