Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mint Julep Day : A Southern Classic

 If you Missed the Kentucky Derby Earlier its not to late to Celebrate

 Classic Southern  Mint  Julep 

     2 C sugar
     2 C water
      2 C  packed fresh mint leaves

In Each Glass :
     1/2 C Crushed Ice
     1 oz Bourbon 

For syrup, combine the sugar, water and chopped mint in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook until sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
Line a mesh strainer with a double layer of cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Strain syrup; discard mint. Cover and refrigerate syrup for at least 2 hours or until chilled.
For each serving, place ice in a metal julep cup or rocks glass. Pour 1/4 cup mint syrup and bourbon into the glass; stir until mixture is well chilled. Garnish with mint sprig. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 cups syrup).

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