Monday, September 21, 2009

Shake it: Mint Juleps

Shake it: Mint Juleps
from the derby days episode of Creative Juice

You’ll be chomping at the bit for this delicious recipe! It’s the ultimate derby drink: the Mint Julep.

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Sprigs of fresh mint
Crushed ice
Kentucky bourbon whiskey
Silver julep cups

1. Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a glass container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, and gently crush the mint with a wooden spoon. Refrigerate overnight.

2. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding two tablespoons of mint syrup and two ounces of Kentucky bourbon whiskey. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup.

3. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

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