Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mint Julep

This is a good drink.

Make a mint syrup by boiling:

1 cup of water
1 cup of sugar

Turn off the heat and dunk into the liquid two bunches of mint (about 3-4 cups, loosely packed) - use the stems, too, but cut off the lower, thicker parts.

Cover the pot and allow to steep till cool. Strain, bottle, and keep in the fridge. It is delicious stuff. Use it in iced tea, with sparkling water, with gin, rum, or:

A Deconstructed Mint Julep

I object to drinking any kind of alcohol through a straw. And drinking  a traditional Mint Julep is hard - all that chopped ice and a hedge of mint to suck through. I prefer this. More grown up, and very good. In a fat glass combine:

1.5 parts mint syrup
3 parts bourbon
A lot of ice
A splash of seltzer or sparkling water

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