a Mint Julep

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's the last Friday in August, and what better way to celebrate the end of the summer than with a classic mint julep? My Southern gentleman provided his very secret recipe for this traditional libation.


Mint Julep

2 oz bourbon
confectioners' sugar
mint

Muddle 2 demitasse spoons of sugar with 2 oz of bourbon in a mint julep cup. Press several sprigs of mint into the mixture. Fill half the cup with crushed ice and stir to frost cup. Sprinkle additional confectioners' sugar and ice to fill the cup. Soak the top with bourbon or Jamaican rum. Garnish with fresh mint.
Image by Elizabeth Perrin

10 comments:

  1. what a lovely picture (as always)... Agree, no better way to celebrate the end of August than with a mint julep.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    xo

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  2. I love the recipe and the picture! It would be perfect to drink in the hot weather we are having in California!


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  3. I just came back from the Dentist on a 94 degree morning and I could kill for one of those... minty and strong! I'M IN!
    xo

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  4. Looks lovely! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Oh...reminds me of the Derby. Sounds so good, and my mint needs a purpose this weekend! Gorgeous image. Have a great one.

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  6. mmm i've never had a mint julep!! i must try it :-)

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  7. i love a good mint julep... i also love that they have their very own cup. it makes it so special.

    cheers to the end of summer!

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  8. Mmm yummy, never had one but they sound good!

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  9. i've always loved those little silver cups... they look fantastic and have so many uses!

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  10. mmmmmmm that sounds so delish right now!

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