Saturday, May 5, 2012

Minty fresh!

Graphic by Diane Carnevale 

The Kentucky Derby, a fabulous hat, and one of these frosty 
libations in your hand... that's a triple crown winner in my book! 

Classic Mint Julep
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
sprigs of fresh mint
crushed ice
Kentucky Bourbon

To make these refreshing drinks, first you need to make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a silver julep cup (an absolute must, daaahlin') with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Bourbon. Yup, a double shot. Garnish with a big sprig of fresh mint. Sip and enjoy—make it last for longer than two minutes though, 'kay?

No comments:

Post a Comment

Type your comments here. If you don't have any of the accounts listed, select "Name/URL" and just put your name. Thanks!