May 3rd, 2008
Many of you know that I love minty drinks, Mojito, Caipirinha and of course Mint Julep. Well it's that time of the year; the
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On a hot summer day, not only do you want to serve your self a cold beverage but having a frost in your glass is the authentic Kentucky Derby Mint Julep. An excellent tradition you do not want to break if you ask me. So when making Mint Julip, you must start with a glass that has spent time chilling in the freezer. You can also add ice to the top of the glass, fill with water and let it sit for 10 minutes until the glass is arctic chill.
Mint Julep Recipe
12 or so mint leaves, plus 1 pretty mint sprig, for garnish
1 teaspoon sugar
2 oz bourbon
How To Make Mint Julep
- In the bottom of a empty cold 10 oz glass (or a silver Mint Julep cup, the rare traditional silver vessels, if you have one) gently muddle the mint and sugar.
- Add bourbon to this mixture.
- Stir rapidly with a spoon to combine the ingredients, and fill glass with finely crushed ice.
- Garnish with the extra mint sprig, and serve.
Enjoy the fragrance of the fresh mint with each sip.