Mint Julep + Giveaway

We’ve got a perfect Mint Julep Recipe for spring, plus a fabulous giveaway you won’t want to miss!

Mint Julep Recipe #mint #cocktails

Lt. Dan is popping in today to share a refreshing cocktail with you…

Well, here we go!  This is week 1 of a weekly post called “Random Musings with Lt. Dan”.  Mrs. Spicy has finally let me take on a weekly post that is a little different from what you are used to here on A Spicy Perspective.

I will be sharing many random thoughts, but focused mostly on stuff for guys.  Expect to see killer cocktail recipes, some of my favorite restaurants and bars, features on many of my favorite “guy items” and lots of giveaways.

Ladies, hopefully you will get some great man-gift ideas, places to send or go with your man, cocktails to enjoy with your man, and witty commentary.

Men, we want you to feel welcome here. ASP is for all of us.

Perfect Mint Julep Recipe #mint #cocktails

So, let’s get this thing started right – with a killer cocktail and a fantastic giveaway!

One of our good friends works with a company that you are familiar with as a reader of A Spicy Perspective – Barn Light Electric Company.  If you recall, Barn Light is the company that we chose to replace all of the lighting in our kitchen remodel last year.

This friend, who knows my affection for interesting cocktail receptacles, recently introduced me to a new product being offered by Barn Light.  These retro Moscow Mule Copper Cocktail Cups are super cool.  Immediately after seeing them, I asked when could I have a few to start making cocktails!

After getting my set, I began trying concoctions out…  Not only do they hold your favorite beverage, but they look amazing.

These cups (and bowls) are made here in the USA out of solid copper.

So, upon trying several cocktails (including Moscow Mules), I knew the right one to feature these gorgeous cups would be a classic Mint Julep recipe. 

What could be better than the simple mixture of fresh mint, sugar and quality bourbon?!  Now I understand you have probably been to a Derby party and had some version of a Mint Julep recipe.  I bet you have even had one with some type of green colored mint liqueur and powdered sugar. 

No offense, but these cups are better than that.  Frankly, YOU’RE better than that!  

Awesome Mint Julep Recipe #mint #cocktails

A Mint Julep recipe should be all about the bourbon, with a hint of fresh mint and concentrated simple syrup (I like demerara or turbanado sugar – 2 parts sugar to 1 part water).  So this recipe (courtesy of my buddy Jon Ammons) is a classic that after a few will have you wanting to throw a few Benjamin’s down on the horse in lane 6!

What’s even better than a smoking Mint Julep recipe?  A giveaway of course!

Barn Light Electric is giving a set of their Moscow Mule cups away for you to make your own version of whatever cocktail you think fits them best.

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Yield: 1 Mint Julep

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Mint Julep Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 5 – 6 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ ounce concentrated simple syrup
  • 2 oz high proof bourbon (I prefer 4 Roses or Bulleit)
  • Shaved Ice
  • Mint leaf garnish

Directions:

  1. Put mint leaves in bottom of copper cups and add simple syrup. Lightly muddle simple syrup and mint (do not crust, just cover mint leaves with syrup and allow essence of mint to mix).
  2. Add bourbon then ice.  Use bar spoon to lightly stir mixture into ice.  Garnish top with mint leaves.

Disclosure: Barn Light Electric provided the cups for this post. All opinions are our own.

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137 Responses to “Mint Julep + Giveaway”

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    Emily S — February 19, 2014 @ 11:03 am

    Mint Julep!

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    David Bell — February 19, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    Margaritas

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    Lisa E. Fritts — February 19, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    Mint Julep! Your recipe!

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    Renee — February 19, 2014 @ 11:32 am

    I have never had a Mint Julep before and I’d probably give that a try!

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    Tasha — February 19, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    We love to make Moscow Mules in copper mugs! Looking forward to trying this Mint Julep recipe when the weather breaks! Thanks Sommer!

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    Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) — February 19, 2014 @ 11:49 am

    I’d have to inaugurate the cups with a mint julep!

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    shannon — February 19, 2014 @ 11:54 am

    I <3 mint juleps.

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    Mary Beth Elderton — February 19, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

    I might serve your mint julep!

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    Jay — February 19, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    Mint Julep

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    Desiree — February 19, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    Moscow Mule for sure – I’m newly obsessed after trying them for the first time a month or so ago!

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    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — February 19, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    Definitely Moscow Mules – I love them!

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    Sahara R — February 19, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

    I am going to take the experts advice and will serve the Mint julep. :)

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    Deb — February 19, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

    Great

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    Brittany Koelmel — February 19, 2014 @ 5:35 pm

    Mint Julep! your recipe looks great!

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    Joe — February 19, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    I’m always looking to try new drinks…this mint julep looks delicious! But, I would probably use these amazing copper mugs for my favorite drink, the moscow mule. Maybe even a cucumber mule.

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    Barb — February 19, 2014 @ 6:32 pm

    Hard Lemonade

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    Terry C — February 19, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

    Moscow Mules… of course!

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    Julie — February 19, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

    I have a big jar of strawberry-infused vodka in the freezer that I made this summer, so I’d make some strawberry Moscow Mules!

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    Audrey — February 19, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

    Moved to a wonderful country Georgia home with a beautiful front porch and told my husband that I need to learn how to make a Mint Julep!!!!now I know how..thanks

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    LeShay English — February 19, 2014 @ 11:09 pm

    Definitely going to try the mint julep!

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    Carolyn — February 20, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    I did not like Mint Juleps the last time I tried them but you make me want to try again!

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    Amanda — February 20, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    I think the real question is, what WON’T I use these for? Because I will be using them for everything!!

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    Cassidy — February 20, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

    I’m not sure yet what to do! MOst likely though the first things will be milk because my kids will be begging to use them!

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    Brian — February 20, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

    Looks good!

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    Heather Fuller — February 21, 2014 @ 9:05 am

    I love a good mojito but I may have to try a mint julep as well!

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    Kiersten — February 21, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    Something with an amazing color! :)

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    Samantha — February 22, 2014 @ 7:19 am

    MOJITOS!!

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    Tracy — February 22, 2014 @ 7:25 am

    I’m picturing them with mini ice cream sundaes….

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    Emily Schuermann — February 22, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    Cute cups!

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    Blaire — February 22, 2014 @ 9:57 am

    Love the copper!

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    Taj — February 22, 2014 @ 10:06 am

    mint juleps of course!

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    Kari Shifflett — February 22, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    Why a Moscow Mule of course!

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    Tina W — February 22, 2014 @ 7:26 pm

    I would make an actual Moscow Mule. (my neighbor has a lime tree!)

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    Tina — February 23, 2014 @ 3:27 am

    Love the copper cups!

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    Tasha Dew — February 23, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

    An old fashioned would be great!

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    Annette — February 24, 2014 @ 8:12 pm

    I’d love to try this Mint Julep recipe in the cups.

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