- 60 ml bourbon
- 15 ml syrup, sugar
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 sprig(s) mint, for garnish
- ice, crushed
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The Mint Julep will take you to the American South which is where it originated! Even though it is a simple drink to make, it will only come out perfect if you use fresh mint and good quality American whiskey. Using crushed or shaved ice will not only give it a nicer appearance but it will also water it down quicker, which is something you want for this particular drink.
For the sugar syrup:
- Combine 1 part hot water and 1 part sugar in a container (ideally an ovenproof one).
- When the sugar has dissolved completely, set the mixture aside to cool. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
For the mint julep:
- Snip off some sprigs of mint leaves from off the tops of a bunch, since they are the most aromatic.
- Pick about 10 mint leaves, depending on their size.
- Place the leaves in a low glass (ideally a julep cup) and add 15 ml sugar syrup.
- Gently press down on the mint 2-3 times with a pestle but do not crush completely. This is done to release the mint oils.
- Add 60 ml of bourbon or American rye whiskey.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice and mix for a few seconds to combine and chill the mixture.
- Top off with enough crushed ice so that the drink looks like a snow cone.
- Finally, create a small mint bouquet with the sprigs of mint. This is a characteristic Mint Julep garnish! Gently hit them on the outer side of your hand to release their aroma and place them on the drink, next to a straw.
If you use a Mint Julep Cup, your cocktail will not only have a more authentic appearance but it will also keep it nice and frosty due to the material it is made out of!
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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