Marryat's Mint Julep
Marryat's Mint Julep Ingredients
- 1 1/2 oz Brandy
- 1 1/2 oz Peach Brandy
- 12 (Sprig) Mint
- 3/4 oz Sugar Syrup
Marryat's Mint Julep Instructions
How to Make Marryat's Mint Julep
Marryat's Mint Julep is a classic cocktail that originated in the southern United States. This refreshing drink is perfect for warm summer days or any time you want to enjoy a smooth and minty libation. The recipe for Marryat's Mint Julep is simple and can be easily made at home.
To make Marryat's Mint Julep, you will need fresh mint leaves, sugar, water, crushed ice, and bourbon. Start by muddling the mint leaves and sugar together in a glass or julep cup. This will release the mint's essential oils and flavor. Then, add a splash of water and continue to muddle until the sugar has dissolved.
Once the sugar is dissolved, fill the glass or julep cup with crushed ice. You can use a muddler or the back of a spoon to pack the ice down. Next, pour the bourbon over the ice. The amount of bourbon can vary depending on your preference, but a standard julep recipe typically uses around two ounces.
After adding the bourbon, stir the drink gently to mix the ingredients. This will also help to chill the cocktail. Finally, garnish your Marryat's Mint Julep with a sprig of fresh mint and serve with a straw. The mint garnish adds a fragrant aroma to the drink and enhances the overall experience.
When making Marryat's Mint Julep, it's important to use fresh ingredients, especially the mint leaves. The freshness of the mint will greatly impact the flavor of the cocktail. Additionally, using crushed ice will help to dilute the drink slightly and create a smoother texture.
So, the next time you're in the mood for a refreshing cocktail, give Marryat's Mint Julep a try. With its combination of mint, sugar, and bourbon, it's a classic drink that never goes out of style. Cheers!
Best served in a Collins Glass.
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