Friday, June 3, 2016

Frozen Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe

Compliments of Liz Gray
Recipe by Stephen Phillips

Hi Friends,

Frozen Mint Julep is the perfect Southern way to celebrate and cool off this summer.

Essential qualities: If you have ever tried to grow mint, you know the biggest dilemma isn’t keeping it alive, it’s keeping it from choking out the rest of your garden. Keep it at bay (and keep your guests cool) with this slushy take on a classic Southern cocktail.

Serve it with: Barbecue, grilled lamb or vegetables and pretty much any dish hailing from the South.

Get the Recipe: Frozen Mint Julep Cocktail

3 oz. Makers Mark, Heaven Hill or Knob Creek bourbon whiskey
1-1/2 tsp. simple syrup
1-1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
8 fresh mint leaves
3/4 cup crushed ice
1 sprig of mint for garnish

Place mint leaves, bourbon, simple syrup and lemon juice at the bottm of a glass. Muddle (mash) the mint with the liquids until blended together. Pour this mixture into the blender. Add 3/4 cup of crushed ice and blend until slushy.

Pour into a chilled, large old-fashioned glass or large goblet.

For your next summer party, upgrade from plastic coolers and drink mixes to this custom cocktail that is easy to make and even easier to enjoy...

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