Posts tagged “drink

Mint Julep

Posted on May 10, 2010

The mint julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail, associated with the cuisine of the Southern United States. A mint julep is traditionally made of four ingredients: mint, bourbon, sugar, and water. Traditionally, spearmint is the mint of choice used in Southern states; in particular, Kentucky Colonel. In the use of sugar and mint, it is similar to the mojito. In preparing a mint julep, a fresh mint sprig is used primarily as a garnish, to introduce the flavor and aroma through the nose. If mint leaves are used in the preparation, they should just be very lightly bruised, if at all. However, proper preparation of the cocktail is commonly debated, as methods may vary considerably from one bartender to another. By another…

National Margarita Weekend

Posted on February 20, 2009

National Margarita Weekend! “Wasting away again in Margaritaville.” If you are not familiar with this Jimmy Buffett song, then you should be. No summer would be complete with out margaritas. There is nothing like the mixture of lime juice, sugar, salt, tequila, triple sec and ice to help you mellow out after a long day. There are numerous margarita flavors such as peach, strawberry and pomegranate. How do you like yours, on the rocks or frozen? Make it frozen for me! Some Mexican restaurants offer margarita nights so you can get schnockered up on the cheap. Beware! You may have one hell of a headache the next day. I have gone a few rounds with Jose myself and I know what I’m talking about.…