Monday, August 9, 2010

Delicious Mint Julep


Today let me share with you delicious Mint Julep recipe. For those who don’t know about it let me share some interesting fact behind this drink. Mint julep is a cocktail associated with the cuisine of Southern United States. Since 1938 Mint Julep has been the official and most popular drink of the Kentucky Derby. Those who are from Kentucky Derby know that if horses and grand sport events are the prime attraction of Kentucky Derby then Mint Julep is its calling card. A chilled refreshing cocktail for warm days. Now I slightly deviate from the original recipe and make this cocktail a delicious mocktail . Usually in Mint Julep they use bourbon whiskey but I blend few fruit juices to cut short the alcohol intake and keep the Mint julep super healthy.

Ingredients:
Orange juice  1 cup
Pineapple juice  1 cup
Lemon juice       1/8  cup
Apple juice         1/4  cup
Mint leaves fresh  10 to 12
Crushed ice     1 cup

Procedure:
Take a large pitcher and mix apple juice , orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice in it. Keep aside. After that take 5 to 6 fresh mint leaves and crush gently with a spoon. Now put the crushed mint leaves in a chilled julep mug and then add in the crushed ice to the mug(1/2 full) and pour the mixed fruit juices from the pitcher. Don’t stir the mixture immediately, keep for few minute until the mug frost evenly. Stir gently(hold the cup at the rim while making to avoid fingerprints on the frosted cup or use this opportunity to write something on the glass for your dear one’s .) and garnish with fresh mint leaves with  a lemon or a orange wedge to add a special look. Your delicious Mint Julep is ready to be served. Let me know how you love the non-alcoholic version of Mint Julep.

Be Happy And Stay Healthy.



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16 comments:

srividhya Ravikumar said...

oh..what a refreshing recipe..lovely dear..

Angie's Recipes said...

A lovely fruity drink! Good for any time of the year.

Mother Rimmy said...

I'm loving all these drinks people are posting lately. This is perfect for summer. It would be even better if Seattle had some summer weather. :)

Foodessa said...

Sutapa...all these fresh flavours together can only put a smile on my face. Recieve me with this refreshing tasty drink...and we're off to a great start ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Satya said...

hi dear ,
first time to ur blog n amazed with collection of recipes n ur style of bolgging ...
love ut mint julep ...looks so delicious n colorful ..my hubby love try different cocktails..must try this for him ...glad to find u
if u get time do visit my blog

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Julips are southern that's for sure. You've made yours very appealing with that great photo.
Sam

Heavenly Housewife said...

HOw wonderful, I bet this is absolutely delightful. I've never had a mint julep, but whenever I hear of it, it always reminds me of my favourite ever fictional character: Scarlett O'Hara :) from Gone with the Wind.
*kisses* HH

5 Star Foodie said...

Such a refreshing drink, excellent!

Babli said...

Thanks a lot for your sweet and lovely comment.
Drink looks wonderful, refreshing and also good for health. Lovely presentation.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

One of my favorite drinks. I could go for one right now.

Reeni said...

I never had a mint julep! But I want one! So delicious looking!

Sonal said...

really sweet fruit juice...
thanks for sharing...
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Gulmohar said...

That looks wonderful..never tried this before, but I would love to.
Reg yourquestion on tej pattas : No the leaves I have used to make that snack is not the same. I think tej patta and "vazhanayila" are from the same family, bt they are different . I tried to find out the English name for "vazhanayila" but couldn't succeed :(

My Little Space said...

Oh dear, I'm getting thirsty here! A glass please. hehe.... Yummm....
Kristy

Padhu said...

Nice and refreshing drink !!New to me

jameswilliams said...

Hi!

Nice and refreshing drink !!That looks wonderful.really sweet fruit juice...delicious looking!Lovely presentation.I bet this is absolutely delightful. Thanks for sharing this.