Julip Cocktail

The Gourmet Review

Fresh lemon balm and lime juice  combine to make an unusual Ali’i Julip Cocktail, created by Bartender, Doug Schulman, at the Four Season’s Resort Hualalai‘s  Lava Lounge. Doug is a talented master of mixed drinks. Anything you want, he will either mix or create for you.

The setting is spectacular. Background noise is the surf crashing on the beach below. The lounge opens to a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Doug shares his recipe for the Ali’i Julip Cocktail.


2 oz Basil Hayden Bourbon (you can substitute regular Bourbon)
1 oz   fresh lime juice
1 oz   simple syrup (sugar and water 50/50 or agave nectar)
4 sprigs of lemon balm  (might be able to use lemon grass or perhaps try it with fresh mint!!)


Mix/ shake and strain into old fashioned glass with crushed ice.
Garnish with fresh orange twist.


This is a Julip style of drink (crushed ice, bourbon, lemon balm subbing for mint). Doug shared that Ali’i means royalty in Hawaiian!




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