living in a southern cocktail

After a long day of studying all I can think about is having a delicious mint julep.. most likely a result of deep southern roots.

about 1/2 cup of washed spearmint leaves
with extra beautiful sprigs to garnish
about 6 shots of bourbon (i usually go with jim beam)
1/3 cup of water
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
soda water

first i crush half the mint and pour the bourbon over it

let this marinate for a while
(it depends on how long you are willing to wait for your
cocktail.. i usually try to do it in the morning and leave
it in the fridge all day)

the remaining mint, sugar and water go into a sauce pan over heat to dissolve
let this cool then poor over bourbon mixture

strain into glasses over ice and top with a little soda water

ok.. so the measurements are a bit of a guess because i don't actually measure anything

top photo borrowed from Southern Living

i wish i had these to sit on a back porch somewhere sipping this cocktail

1 comment:

  1. Wish i were there to enjoy one with you! Sounds wonderful!