Video:Mint Julep Recipewith Brice from The Bubble Lounge
The drink of the Kentucky Derby, mint juleps combine bourbon with sugar and fresh mint leaves, making them taste similar to a mojito.See Transcript
Transcript:Mint Julep RecipeHi I'm Brice from Bubble Lounge in New York City for About.com Food, and today I'm going to show you how to make a mint julep.
Mint Julep IngredientsTo make a mint julep, you're going to need:
- 4 oz. of bourbon
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 4-6 mint leaves
- soda water (an option if you prefer it lighter)
Muddle the Mint and SugarSo first you need to put the mint leaves in the mixing glass, at the bottom. Put 2 teaspoons of sugar on top. Muddle it, just to get the oil aroma of the mint and sugar mixing together.
Mix in the BourbonAfter a few twists you can add the bourbon, 4 ounces. Add the ice and shake it. So after shaking it you pour it straight into the Collins glass full of ice. And as we do it here at the Bubble Lounge we pour soda water on top of it to make it smoother and lighter and very refreshing.
Garnish the Mint JulepAs a decoration you can use a mint sprig, and voila. That's how to make a mint julep. Thanks for watching and to learn more visit us on the Web at food.about.com.
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