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Mint Julep – The Other Side of the Coin

Posted by Reese on 2009-04-30 @ 08:41pm

On Tuesday I showed you an example of how wonderful the creation of a Mint Julep can be.  Like most things in life where there is light there is also darkness.  Today I’d like to expose you to the Julep form of that darkness.  We all have Jeffrey Morgenthaler to thank for unearthing this YouTube gem.

There are so many things wrong with this recipe it’s hard to even know where to begin.  Instead I’ll give you some pointers.  One, if you or a loved one is mixing a Mint Julep and you reach for a) limes, b) Rose’s lime or c) sour mix you’ve had enough cocktails, time for some nice soothing water.  If you’ve somehow gotten to the point where these have been combined with mint and you then decide to add some reasonably decent  bourbon to the mix you’ve gone way too far.  Step back, breathe deeply and go looking for that aforementioned glass of water.

Water, sugar, mint, bourbon, ice.  That’s it.  Nothing more.  Sorry I had to expose you all to this but I felt it only right that you see both sides of the cocktail coin.