Make a Mint Julep
The recipe consists of two parts: First you need to make mint syrup. I like to use peppermint and spearmint for a more dense flavor, although you can probably use either.
Mint Syrup Recipe
2 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups fresh mint (Pack it tight)
Combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for five minutes. Allow the mixture to cool, and then strain it through a length of muslin. Refrigerate.
Mint Julep Recipe
2 oz. bourbon
1 tablespoon mint syrup (If you're not that fond of bourbon, use more.)
Mint sprig for garnish
Add syrup and bourbon to a glass of crushed ice. Stir well. Add a sprig of mint for garnish.
Now you're all set. Plan of staying in or appointing a designated driver. They hit hard.
The very tasty looking mint julep photo is compliments of Rosidae at Flicker.com.
Labels: Peppermint from my garden