September 15, 2016 – The Republic Steakhouse
Mint Julep (Georgia style)
Mint leaves and sprigs
2 sugar cubes
1/4 oz. peach brandy
1 1/2 oz. brandy
Crush mint leaves and sugar cubes in a large highball glass with a pestle. Fill with crushed ice, pour in the liquors, stir well, and garnish with mint sprig.
Christian Brothers brandy, De Kuyper apricot-flavored brandy. I’ve always loved juleps, and this one was no exception. I really like the fruity/sweet addition of the apricot brandy (we used the apricot because it was the closest we had). The regular brandy is warm and rounded without the bite of the usual Bourbon used in the standard Mint Julep.
Brandy is the original liquor used in juleps. The switch to Bourbon was made when relations with France, brandy’s source at the time, fell apart and made obtaining brandy problematic.
飲杯 (yám bùi) (Chinese, Cantonese)