We’ve got a perfect Mint Julep Recipe for spring, plus a fabulous giveaway you won’t want to miss!
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.
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!
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!
Mint Julep Recipe
- 5 - 6 fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 ounce concentrated simple syrup
- 2 ounces high proof bourbon I prefer 4 Roses or Bulleit
- Shaved ice
- Mint leaf for garnish
- Put mint leaves in bottom of copper cups and add simple syrup. Lightly muddle the simple syrup and mint. (Do not crush, just cover mint leaves with syrup and allow essence of mint to mix).
- Add bourbon, then ice. Use a bar spoon to lightly stir the mixture into ice. Garnish top with mint leaves.
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Disclosure: Barn Light Electric provided the cups for this post. All opinions are our own.