Ed's Mint Julep
Fresly picked mint
Recipe by: Edwin Pawlowski Start with good clean water. Our tap water
from the town is like scooping from an old aquarium, so, I filter for
sediment, then a charcoal filter for taste. Only then is it fit for
The mint is fresh picked. More than a half hour it looses is flavor
and fine scent.
Get a mug capable of holding 16 oz. That is 16 ounces from the good
old U S of A. No metrics here.
A teaspoon of sugar, 4 medium or 5 small mint leaves, a tablespoon of
water in the mug and mix. Fill with crushed ice.
Now pour on good bourbon. I use Wild Turkey 101, but some others
will do. Stir to mix in the mint flavor and frost the mug. Sip and
watch the thermometer on the smoker.
It is a good idea to keep a small ice bucket handy if you have to add
more on a hot day. If not, I'd have to get up and go in the kitchen
from the deck and get some. The fridge is all the way on the other
side of the room. Long walk. Or just yell "Honey, I need some ice"
and the wife will bring it.