Old fashion Classic: The Mint Julep

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mint Juleps are the perfect drink. They remind me of sitting on a porch swing at dusk in the south (preferably North Carolina) with cut off jean shorts on and no shoes. I think that if my life were a drink, it'd be this one. Check out the awesome recipe below!


2 tablespoons (1 ounce) club soda
2 heaping teaspoons superfine sugar
15 fresh mint leaves, plus 5 small sprigs for garnish
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) Bernheim or other high-quality whiskey
2 cups crushed ice

1. In julep cup (or any 10 oz glass) stir together club soda and sugar until sugar just begins to dissolve

2. Add mint leaves and using glass muddler or back of large spoon, gently press leaves into sugar syrup until slightly darkened but not completely crushed

3. Add whiskey, then fill cup with crushed ice and using long spoon and stir briefly

4. Tuck mint sprigs into top of cup and insert short straw


{thanks to eat.make.read for this excellent recipe!)

1 comment:

  1. mmm can't WAIT to try this! i am still recovering from your birthday though, so not for a while;)



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