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Old 04-28-2008, 02:36 PM
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Mint Julep recipies?

It's that time of year. I make mine by boiling a handful of mint in a quart of water with a cup of sugar in it. I boil it down to a syrupy consistency, strain and cool it, and then stick it in the frig the day before I'm going to need it. Then I fill a julep cup with crushed ice (shaved is better, but who has a block of ice and an ice plane anymore?), a shot of good Kentucky bourbon, fill the rest of the way with the mint syrup, and stick a sprig of fresh mint into it.

How do you make yours?

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Old 04-28-2008, 02:48 PM
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Ahh I just go to this place called the Julep in town and throw down $7 and this girl makes it.

Juleps are a once and a while thing for me.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:54 PM
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Having once lived in Louisville, I like to celebrate Derby Day with a julep. It only comes once a year . . .
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Old 04-28-2008, 10:36 PM
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I'd have to drink a lot of mint julips before believing that 20 babies trading paint on Churchill's funky surface is a serious horse race. Wake me up when it's Breeders Cup time ... of course by then, all these horses will be retired.
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Old 04-29-2008, 07:48 AM
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It's that time of year. I make mine by boiling a handful of mint in a quart of water with a cup of sugar in it. I boil it down to a syrupy consistency, strain and cool it, and then stick it in the frig the day before I'm going to need it. Then I fill a julep cup with crushed ice (shaved is better, but who has a block of ice and an ice plane anymore?), a shot of good Kentucky bourbon, fill the rest of the way with the mint syrup, and stick a sprig of fresh mint into it.

How do you make yours?
My recipe is very similar to yours but I skip the mint/sugar/water/boiling part.
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I've never had a mint julep that I thought was good.

I like limes and tequila or olives and vodka.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:27 AM
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My recipe is very similar to yours but I skip the mint/sugar/water/boiling part.
Ahhhh, a purist! Well, me too the rest of the year. However, all that sugar makes a good julep something like a "forced induction" beverage. It goes straight to your brain!
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Ahhhh, a purist! Well, me too the rest of the year. However, all that sugar makes a good julep something like a "forced induction" beverage. It goes straight to your brain!
Lance likes Mint Juleps?
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I'd have to drink a lot of mint julips before believing that 20 babies trading paint on Churchill's funky surface is a serious horse race. Wake me up when it's Breeders Cup time ... of course by then, all these horses will be retired.
There's horses there?

I always thought going to a horse race was a lot like going to an opera or something, more a place to socialize, to see and be seen, etc. than anything else.
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There's horses there?

I always thought going to a horse race was a lot like going to an opera or something, more a place to socialize, to see and be seen, etc. than anything else.
Don't forget your fancy hat! I like lots of flowers and ivy on mine.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:58 AM
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I have it on good authority that CHUCK looooves Mint Juleps. How 'bout THAT!?
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Don't forget your fancy hat! I like lots of flowers and ivy on mine.
Ah, come on, at least glue a few little plastic horses amid the flowers.
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Ah, come on, at least glue a few little plastic horses amid the flowers.
If I have enough bourbon I'll put just about anything up there.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:43 AM
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I guess mint Juleps are not very popular. Maybe I'd better go back and search for the "Favorite Drinks" thread.
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I guess mint Juleps are not very popular. Maybe I'd better go back and search for the "Favorite Drinks" thread.
While I'm not a fan of the mint julep, I do like a mint mojito once in a while.
http://www.rumshop.net/mojitos.html

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