Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sparkling Mint Julep

Sparkling Mint Julep
Recipe from: someoneleftthecakeoutintherain
Image credit: The blonde bomber

Sparkling Mint Julep

“Superfine is the only way to go for sugar, it dissolves much more quickly and easily into the water solution.The blonde bomber


2 cups bourbon

2 bunches fresh spearmint

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup superfine sugar

Champagne or sparkling wine


Pick about 40 small leaves.

Wash and place in a small bowl.

Cover with 3 ounces bourbon.

Allow the leaves to soak for 15 minutes.

Gather mint leaves together and wring over bowl of bourbon. 

Let sit again and wring again.

Does this as often as you have time for, as more extract comes out with each time.

To prepare simple syrup, mix superfine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium 

Heat to dissolve sugar.

Stir constantly so the sugar does not burn.

Set aside to cool.

To prepare mint julep mixture, pour 2 cups of bourbon into a large glass bowl or glass 

Add 1/2 cup of the simple syrup to the bourbon.

Add the mint extract to the julep mixture.

Pour the whole mixture back into the empty liter bottle and refrigerate it for at least 24 hours to “marry” the flavors.

To serve the julep, fill champagne glasses with bourbon mixture, leaving room for sparkling 

Top with sparkling wine and garnish with extra mint. 


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