Why: Derby day! + our wild mint is growing full force
What: Mint + bourbon + sparkling water + sugar
Result: We’re not cocktail people. In fact, this is probably my first mint julep. I didn’t know what to expect, but it’s surprisingly tasty! Like a lightly sweet adult iced tea.
Recipe to follow.
(from somewhere on the Washington Post, but I can’t find the exact version again…)
In a tall glass muddle 6 mint leaves, 1 ts sugar, and 2 ts sparkling water. Fill the glass with ice (preferably crushed). Pour over 1 1/2 ounces of bourbon (we used Elijah Craig 12 year old). Pour in some more sparkling water. Agitate with a spoon (or chopstick) until the glass is nice and frosty.