Rub the mint leaves along the inside of the julep cup and drop them into the cup. Proper preparation of the cocktail is commonly debated, as methods may vary considerably from one bartender to another. This mostly comes down to the fact it's made with ice, and ice was hard to come by back in the olden days. All you need is bourbon, sugar, ice, and a few sprigs of fresh mint. Let stand for 10 minutes.
I hope that we can reclaim the Julep for everyone. The proceeds were used to support charitable causes dedicated to retired race horses. With that in mind, bartenders around the city have been playing with different variations in advance of Kentucky Derby season and Louisville's Mint Julep Month. I have ametal rod to make a hole for a straw. Source: Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey Reach reporter Bailey Loosemore at 502-582-4646 or bloosemore courier-journal.
Traditionally, is the mint of choice used in Southern states, and in in particular. Serve with a steel straw. The next was a menu in 1816 at the White Sulfur Springs resort currently known as the famed in what is now West Virginia. More: Ingredients 5 large fresh mint leaves Scant. Strain liquid into glass, fill with crushed ice. Courtesy of Eleven Madison Park, New York City Ingredients 2 oz Woodford Reserve bourbon. The first written mention of the Mint Julep was found in an 1803 letter written by a Virginia plantation owner.
A julep is actually a pretty simple variation on the basic whiskey cocktail. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a 4-quart saucepan and discard the mint leaves. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in. Then settle back in your chair for half an hour of cumulative bliss.
Allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap and place in the freezer until firm, about four hours. This iconic Kentucky cocktail is just what you need this summer! Setup Kitchenaid stand mixer with ice cream attachment Note: you must leave the ice cream attachment in the freezer overnight for the product to freeze properly. Recipe 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups fresh mint leaves 1 cup whole milk. And this is what I ended up making: Raspberry Mint Julep Recipe By Ann No matter what the season, this update on the classic mint julep recipe is infused with raspberries making for a refreshing, delicious Raspberry Mint Julep Recipe.
Likewise, each julep should be served with a napkin or small linen doily. Cool, sweetened Bourbon, a good bit of it. Preparation Rub mint around the julep cup, expressing the essential oils. Add Woodford Reserve and mix well with cracked ice. Transfer syrup to a medium bowl, and place bowl in the ice bath until chilled. Add the ice cream base into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturers instructions. We have used a Kitchenaid stand mixer with their ice cream attachment here.
Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves, boiling about 2 minutes. The step further releases and juices into the mixture, intensifying the flavor from the added ingredient or ingredients. Top with additional crushed ice and garnish. Screenshot via YouTube It's simplicity itself, although you have to be patient for the alchemy of bourbon, ice, sugar, and mint to occur. Add ice to the three quarter mark and half of the bourbon. It just wants to be loved.
Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. I think I'll be making Percy's mint julep this weekend — as I have quite a few times before. Well because the mint julep is the official drink of the derby, with over 120,000 mint juleps served over the derby weekend each year! As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with and the in general, and the in particular. Bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Fill 4 glasses with ice. The product should begin to thicken within 20-30 minutes. About The Mint Julep Cocktail The Mint Julep is a bourbon cocktail best known for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby.