Dec 14, 2007

MINT JULEPS

Last Christmas, my friend made this and it was very good. It was my first try then and I've been trying to look for this recipe for months. This one has been improvised. It suits a hot day especially. Great for barbeques parties. They look simply refreshing too. Serve in tall cool glasses if you can..

INGREDIENTS
500ml water
200gm white sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
32 ounces bourbon
8 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish

DIRECTIONS
Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour. Add bourbon and mix them well. Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves

Pre-chill frozen goblets half and hour before serving. Add crushed ice and pour the bourbon mixture in. Garnish with a mint sprig. Serve juleps on a silver platter.

0 cheers: