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  1. #1
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    anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    looking for a good mint julep as close to traditional as possible.

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    Re: anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    If you're looking for one for Derby Day, it doesn't get much closer than this:

    http://www.kentuckyderby.com/experie...ns/mint-julep2

    But this is my all time favourite. I make it up in bulk so I can enjoy them whenever, or share with a large number of people without having to spend an hour behind the bar when entertaining:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAxSdZShGto

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    Re: anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    What Cam said.

    If you don't have time to make your minted simple syrup, here's a recipe my wife found in the April 2005 Bon Appetit magazine and modified a little.

    Crush about 4 cups of ice. Put some in a metal cup or glass that holds about 10-12 OZ. Pack it and mound it. We use double Old Fashioned glasses.

    In a mixing glass without ice, bruise (that is, don't smash to bits) 8 good-sized fresh mint leaves and stir them with 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and 2 OZ of good bourbon (BIB or higher proof preferred by us to counter the ice effect over time) until the sugar is dissolved (it takes awhile but helps blend all the flavors).

    Strain the mixture over the ice. Garnish with a mint sprig (the little leaves at the top work fine). Serve with a straw.

    As Cam stated, it's best to make a batch of the mint/sugar/bourbon ahead of time and let it sit then measure some out as needed and as ice gets crushed. This also allows the maker to decide how much bourbon to put in the ice.

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    Re: anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    Thanks for that Cam, wish I would have watched this a couple days ago, will bookmark for next year.

    Best regards, Tony

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    Re: anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    Meant to add- always enjoy watching this -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJV-O1e10z8

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    Re: anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Meant to add- always enjoy watching this -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJV-O1e10z8
    At the other end of the spectrum, this is always good for a laugh...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk57WmewiRA

    "Don't forget to add your Sprite."

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    Re: anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    Thanks Cam. The MM recipes appears good and not overly sweet
    Enjoyed meeting you at JB last week
    Cheers

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    Re: anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    This is as close as I'll get to a Julep today.


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    Re: anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnm13 View Post
    looking for a good mint julep.
    You said "drinkable" so here you go:

    In a rocks glass,
    Pour 2oz. barrel proof bourbon of your choice
    Over 1 large ice cube or sphere
    Vigorously wave a fresh mint sprig near the glass
    Throw a pinch of raw sugar over your shoulder
    Enjoy!
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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    Re: anyone have a "drinkable" mint julep?

    Best recipe ever.

 

 

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