April 27, 2020
We crush the competition
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Co hosts : Good ol Gal Cary Ann & Good ol Boy Mike
SIPS Episode – We come back and refresh our most popular episode ever, THE perfect mint julep. Thanks to the 10M plus people that have enjoyed the original episode. We add some challengers to the discussion from The Violet Hour & The LushUs Life Trashy Mint Julep.
Oh yes, it’s Derby time and that means Mint Julep time!!!
The Classic Mint Julep SIPS -5
It’s all about the pomp, circumstance, and temperature.
The vessel- Pewter Cup
The Bourbon – Maker’s Mark (although this is in dispute)
Sugar- 1 to 2 oz. granulated
Mint Leaves- about 10 per glass
The Pomp- Muddle the mint leaves and sugar cup. Muddle, don’t shred or crush the mint leaves.
Temperature – Add crushed ice to ¾ of the cup
Circumstance – Add 3 shots gently over the ice, the gently will fade as the day wears on. Add a straw all the way the bottom, bar straws work best. Garnish with sprig of mint.
Sips, Suds, & Smokes – THE perfect Mint Julep SIPS-4
Ok so we have no Pomp, Circumstance, but this baby is HOT.
Sugar – 1 Cup of granulated and 1 oz of powered
Mint – you’ll want plenty, 50 springs to the brix and then more for the drinks
Bourbon- Woodford Reserve (somehow this just works)
Prepare the brix- Add 1 cup of hot water with 1 cup of sugar. Once the sugar has dissolved, add a handful of mint leaves (about 50) and let it steep for 15 min. Let the brix cool to room temp, then refrigerate up to 2 days in advance.
So we make these in solo cups if needed so forget the fancy cup.
Fill the Solo Cup half with crushed ice, add a few mint leaves, then add more ice to ¾ full
Add the 1 oz of powdered sugar on top of the ice
Pour 1 to 2 shots of the mint brix over the ice
Pour 4 to 6 shots of Woodford Reserve (it’s a bigger cup, pour it on)
Insert a straw, 2 long skinny Collins straws work best
Garnish with a sprig of mint, dash of powered sugar, and admire your funny clothes
The Violet Hour via Sparky at Parenting While Intoxicated – SIPS - 4
Lush Us Life Trashy Mint Julep – SIPS - 1
The original episode would not be possible without consultation from Good Ol’ Boy Jim
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