Old Virginia Mint Julep
Run - optional
SOURCE: Best of the Best from Virginia - Selected Recipes from
Virginia's Favorite Cookbooks, 1st printing 1991, ISBN
#0-937552-41-0. This recipe came from Chesapeake Bay Country. MM
format by Ursula R. Taylor.
In best brandy - steep fresh mint, then make a syrup of sugar and
water (use this sparingly). Fill a tumbler (cut-glass) to 1/3 of
brnady and then put in 3 tsp. of syrup; fill the glass with pounded
ice. Then stick 5 or 6 sprigs of fresh mint on top OR 3 strawberries.
If you use old whiskey instead of brancy, more is required to make
it strong enough. For extra - dash the julep with rum.