This refreshing cocktail is perfect for spring. It will quickly become one of your favorite simple cocktail recipes.
Hi! This is Sarah from Between Coffee & Wine. I’m a new contributor here on the awesome It is a Keeper. I’ll be stopping by each month to bring you a fun coffee, wine or cocktail recipe to help you unwind a little.
For my first post, I wanted to share a classic, kind of high brow cocktail (since that’s about as far from my personality as I could possibly get…LOL).
Spring brings flowers and gardens (and allergies)…and the Kentucky Derby. Each year I watch and think, “I want to be cool like all those celebrities. All I need is a hat and Mint Julep.”
So I asked my husband to whip us up a couple Mint Juleps (he’s always happy to help when cocktails are involved).
I LOVE mint…it reminds me of being a kid and rubbing my hands in the plants outside and then smelling like mint for the next hour.
But let me tell you, this drink is STRONG (and I like whiskey) so you kind of forget about the mint…if you know what I mean.
My husband really liked it and wants to try different brands of bourbon to see what difference that makes. It was a bit too leafy for me. I can’t imagine trying to drink this somewhere that I don’t have a mirror to check for mint leaves in my teeth.
All in all, I would make a few adjustments (since I’m kind of a light weight), but it’s definitely worth a try.
My favorite cocktail these days is the Cuba Libre, so check that one out too.
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Simple Cocktail Recipes: Mint Julep
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp water
- 10 leaves mint
- 4 oz bourbon - your favorite
- 1 oz rum
- Sprig of mint for garnish
- Place sugar, water and mint leaves in highball glass and muddle.
- Fill glass with ice.
- Add in the bourbon.
- Top with rum and mix.
- Add sprig of mint for garnish.
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