Some of you may know this already, but I’m a bourbon girl through and through. I’m not the pickiest drinker, but bourbon and prosecco make me the happiest. I also love horses. And with that last tidbit in mind, I bring you today’s In the Kitchen post: a really delicious Mint Julep recipe. Of course, I couldn’t make you a run of the mill julep, you can find those anywhere. Enter my happy creation: a Passion Fruit Mint Julep. Like everything I like to bring to you, this is a really simple-to-make recipe, but it’s still really spectacular. See below for the recipe and some pretty julep cups!
PASSION FRUIT MINT JULEP
passion fruit juice
(if you can’t find passion fruit juice, try this with mango
or peach nectar, I like Goya brand for all of them)
(plan for about 5 leaves per serving)
(i didn’t have julep cups on hand, so I went
with these pretty copper moscow mule mugs)
This recipe, like a lot of drinks isn’t an exact science (I’m sure there are mixologists out there cringing at that statement). If you’re planning on making this often then by all means, keep an eye on the proportions you like, but you can tweak amounts to your hearts content until you find your perfect balance.
Place a few mint leaves in your cup, and add about a tablespoon and a half of granulated sugar. Muddle the mint and sugar together until the mint is broken up. (Think mortar & pestle action.) Add some of your passion fruit juice and stir.
Fill your cup with crushed ice, and then fill it to the top with bourbon. If you like your drinks a little sweeter, try adding a splash or two of simple syrup. If you’d like a drink that packs less of a punch (but, why?) you can add a little water to weaken it a bit.
And there you have it folks, a drink to pair with your floppy hat, seersucker and the Kentucky Derby. Make sure to tag @LilliputDesign if/when you make this! Extra points if you do as I say and not as I do and use a proper cup!
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