Friday, May 19, 2017

Frozen Mint Julep

I'm not a big fan of frozen drinks. You get a lot of ice melt for all that talk of the drink being frozen. So it's not like this cocktail is especially strong when compared to a classic Mint Julep. There is a bit of charm to it though, and I could see doing it in a cocktail or Hurricane glass to show off the cool color of the blended mint in the ice.

And so I have to say that the frozen preparation of the Julep is not a bad one. The mint blends far better that I thought it would--and it really doesn't if it is blended only in liquid with no ice--and the flavor is pretty true to classic cocktail. Lemon juice changes it a little but is necessary to give the drink thinness.
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • mint sprig
Combine all ingredients except mint sprig with ice in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into a highball glass (I found a double Old Fashioned glass looked more attractive given the amount this recipe produces.) Garnish with the mint sprig.

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