Monday, May 4, 2015

The Kentucky Derby, Mint Juleps, and Good Times‏

The Kentucky Derby, Mint Juleps, and Good Times‏

As most of you probably know, I'm usually pretty late on posting according to the season or holiday. This post is no exception. So now that the Kentucky Derby is over, we're going to talk about mint
juleps. It’s going to be awesome.

As it turns out, I love mint juleps. It’s like southern sweet tea, which I also love, but with bourbon instead of tea. And I love bourbon.

So how do you make this delicious mint julep drink? I'm so glad you ask…

The first thing to keep in mind, and I mention this in my article post about a year ago on mojitos, that is really important to get the sugar to dissolve. Otherwise it just takes like minty bourbon and there's a bunch of sugar sitting in the bottom of your glass. OK, enough theory, lets go!

Step 1

In your cup, put at least 3 tablespoons of sugar. It's supposed to be a sweet drink and you also need sugar to counteract the minty-ness. You don't want your mint julep to taste like toothpaste-flavored bourbon. Then put between 8 and 10 leaves of mint and about a quarter ounce of water or soda water.

Step 2

Muddle the crap out of it.

Step 3

Pour in two and a half ounces of bourbon. Yep, two and a half ounces. This drink will get you f*cked up Kentucky style.

Step 4

Roll or shake your sugar mint and bourbon mix. Do this until you can't see the sugar anymore.

Step 5

Add lots of ice. Remember, it's hot as crap in the south. It's very important that you add the ice last because the sugar won't dissolve well if the liquid is cold. Ya feel me?

Step 6

Garnish the sh*t out of it with a big thing of mint. Not only is southern stuff sweet, it's also pretty.

Step 7

Enjoy the crap out of it. If you don't execute this step, you done messed up. Bless your heart.


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  1. i like how your steps it is fanatastic and the results are great. Can i make it with simple syrup and get the same taste?

  2. Hmm look yummy and tasty.
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