Mint julep punch

Mint julep punch

By
From
The Hang Fire Cookbook
Serves
1

A mint julep is a powerful cocktail that combines fresh mint with bourbon. For a mellowed-out drinking vibe while still enjoying the flavour of a classic cocktail, count the number of imbibers and multiply the below recipe to make a mint julep punch.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
fresh mint leaves, plus extra sprig to garnish
ice cubes
50ml bourbon
25ml mint cordial, (see below)
100ml brewed mint tea, cooled

For the mint cordial (makes about 500ml)

Quantity Ingredient
220g white sugar
20g fresh mint leaves

Method

  1. For the mint cordial, combine the sugar with 500ml water in a saucepan. Set over low heat and stir for about 3 or so minutes to dissolve the sugar, taking care not to let it come to the boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, turn off the heat and add the mint leaves. Cover and leave the syrup to infuse at room temperature for 4–5 hours or, ideally, overnight. Strain. Keep the syrup in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Leftover cordials are great for making nonalcoholic drinks, desserts or sorbets.
  2. This is a building cocktail. Roughly crush the fresh mint leaves in the bottom of a lowball glass. Add a generous amount of ice. Add the bourbon, mint cordial and tea. Give it a good stir with a swizzle stick. Garnish with the fresh mint sprig.

Bartender’s tip

  • If you’re preparing a lot of this punch a day or so ahead of time, put some fresh mint directly in the bourbon bottle.
Tags:
barbecue
BBQ
Southern
America
Deep South
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