The mint julep is a basic American cocktail, relationship again to the 18th century, when mint-infused spirits have been usually administered with medication to assist calm abdomen troubles (what an idea, huh?). The model of it that we now know, with muddled mint, sugar and bourbon over crushed ice, was exported from the American South within the mid-1850s, when Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky launched the drink to his fellow politicians in Washington, D.C. on the Spherical Robin Bar within the Willard Resort.
Whereas nonetheless deeply related to the Kentucky Derby (the well-known annual horse race that takes place yearly on the primary weekend of Could), mint juleps take pleasure in mainstream reputation all summer time lengthy, and in each nook of the U.S. What’s to not love? Refreshing, boozy and maybe slightly too straightforward ingesting, the mint julep is actually the proper cocktail on a sizzling day. We put our personal spin on the mint julep, including a splash of exhausting cider so as to add some tart apple to the combo. Combine up a batch for a Kentucky Derby social gathering, or just for sipping whereas having fun with some warm-weather vibes out of your entrance porch.
Cider Mint Julep
Prepared in: 5 minutes
- 10 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
- Crushed ice
- 4-6 ounces exhausting cider
- Place mint leaves in a rocks glass and high with sugar. Muddle mint and sugar till mint leaves break down and sugar begins to dissolve.
- Add bourbon and ice and stir.
- Prime with exhausting cider and garnish with mint.
Video, photograph and recipe by Dish Works.