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.
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
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.