Saturday, May 05, 2007

In honor of my husband...

And his love of bourbon, the Mint Julep and in honor of The Kentucky Derby


1 scant ounce minted simple syrup *
2 cups crushed ice
2 ounces bourbon
Fresh mint sprig, for garnish

* Ingredients for minted simple syrup
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 bunch mint
Preparation of Minted Simple Syrup

In heavy medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together water and sugar until sugar dissolves. Increase heat slightly, then simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take pan off heat, add mint leaves, and steep 15 minutes. Strain, then refrigerate syrup until cold, about 3 hours. (Can be prepared 1 week ahead. Cover and keep refrigerated.)

Preparation of the Mint Julep

To highball glass or silver Julep cup, add minted simple syrup, then 1 cup crushed ice, bourbon, and splash of water. Add enough of remaining ice to almost fill glass. Stir well and garnish with mint sprig.

Epicurious, May 2006 Cocktail of the Month

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

I had my first this weekend, wow..that is a drink!