Friday, January 21, 2011

The Mint Julep

The Mint Julep

We wouldn't normally think of this as a winter drink since it evokes the Kentucky Derby and large spring hats. But, given our new addition of a bottle of Maker's Mark, we were looking for bourbon recipes to play with. This drink is strong, refreshing and not overwhelmingly minty. Did we mention strong? Cheers!

Per Serving:
4 Fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz. Bourbon
2 Level teaspoons powdered sugar
2 Teaspoons water

Muddle the mint, sugar and water in a glass. (If you don't have a muddler, the back of a wooden spoon works fine.) Add crushed ice and pour in the bourbon.


  1. Ahhhh, but spring is not far away and why not get a refeshing cocktail ready for its arrival? Cheers!

  2. Woot! Woot! Nothing like a good Springtime drink to get one psyched for the next snowstorm! Cheers!

  3. Ahh, this makes bourbon actually seem enjoyable :)

  4. Hi there Anita!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site recently and was pretty impressed. I've added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn't well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I've subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:

  5. Any day is a good day to enjoy a glass of this.I came across your site from the foodieblogroll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this mint julep widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes for mint julep,Thanks!

  6. I bet there are a lot of toasts being made with these today!!! Happy Derby Day~


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