Grab the tin cups!
Perfectly timed to overlap the holiday weekend in the US, this coming
Monday happens to be National Mint Julep Day! It’s a perfect drink to be enjoyed outdoors in a festive summer atmosphere, complete with good food and good company.
I’m changing things up slightly from the original recipe, but this is would have to be my pick to celebrate this weekend in perfect fashion.
Georgia Mint Julep:
- ½ part Simple Syrup
- 1½ parts Bourbon
- 1 part Hiram Walker Peach Brandy
- 4-5 mint sprigs
Place mint and simple syrup in a julep cup and muddle. Add other ingredients, fill with crushed ice and stir until the glass is frosted. Add more crushed ice and float a little Peach Brandy on top. Garnish with fresh mint.
What is your go-to Mint Julep recipe? What little variations make your version memorable and unique? I’d love to hear all the nuances of making the perfect Mint Julep! Feel free to leave me a comment or you can always email as well, from the About page.
Have a memorable Memorial Day weekend!