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Mint Julep Day

By James Abbott Posted 23 November, 2018 In 10. Marketing - Blog - Legacy - Mint Julep Day
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Mint Julep Day

Today (Saturday 30th May 2015) is Mint Julep Day!

As usual, we’re celebrating with a recipe so you can make your own at home! BUT before that let's take a look into the history of the Mint Julep.

According to many sources (*cough*, Google), Kentucky Senator Henry Clay first introduced the Mint Julep in the 1800s. As early as 1816, county fair champions in the southern states of America received silver julep cups as awards. Why does it have its very own tin, I hear you ask? The metal chills the drink down more than glass would, keeping your Mint Julep as chilled as possible on a hot summers day.

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Mint Julep Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 8-10 mint leaves & a healthy mint sprig for the garnish
  • Ice
  • Julep tin

Method

1. Chill the julep tin.

2. Put the sugar, 10ml Buffalo Trace Bourbon and 8-10 mint leaves in the tin.

3. Gently press leaves against cup with the back of a spoon to release flavours.

4. Pack cup tightly with crushed ice; pour the remaining 50ml bourbon over ice.

5. Give your julep a good stir and then top with more ice.

6. Insert straw, place mint sprig directly next to straw, and serve immediately.

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About The Author
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James Abbott

James Abbott is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record over thirteen years within the hospitality industry, ten of these as a professional flair bartender. James is the pioneer and founder of Mix and Twist and with the help of his team have expanded Mix and Twist into one of the UK’s leading mobile bar companies, serving major corporate clients as well as premium private parties and wedding events. James' interests outside his passion for being an entrepreneur is his family, his favourite charity which he is dedicated to supporting is Barnados. Connect with James on social media.

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