One of the most known drinks in the South is Mint Julip. Perfect drink for a spring afternoon! Since Spring isn't too far away, I though I would share my recipies! :) There are a few of them, pick whichever one suits your fancy!
Mint Julep Alcohol Version (Big Batch):
* 2 cups sugar
* 2 cups water
* Sprigs of fresh mint
* Crushed ice
* Bourbon Whisky
1. Make a syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight.
2. Make one julep at a time by filling a collins glass with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Bourbon Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
For a Quick Single Serving:
* 4 fresh mint sprigs
* 2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
* 1 tsp powdered sugar
* 2 tsp water
1. Crush mint leaves in a collins glass.
2. Add powdered sugar, and water. Mix well.
3. Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon.
4. Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig.
Mint Julep Non-Alcohol Version:
3/4 c. sugar
Juice of 3 lemons, strained
1 c. water
4 sprigs of mint, bruised
1 pt. ginger ale
Boil sugar and water 10 minutes, cool
Add lemon juice, mint leaves and ginger ale
Fill glasses half full with crushed ice and julep. Garnish with a sprig of mint.