I added a twist to a classic Mint Julip, a cocktail I have recently fallen in love with.
I took a pineapple that was on the verge of over ripe and about to be tossed, and cut it up into small chunks. I added it to 2 cups of water and a cup of sugar and boiled it for about 30 minutes. I then allowed this syrup to cool and strained it into a jar. Infusions are such a stunning way to add flavour in a subtle way.
Ginger adds a little kick, but all in all its still intrinsically a mint julep.
If you like it milder, top up your drink with fresh pineapple juice or soda water.
Refreshing, aromatic and so perfect for a hot summers day. Heres to Spring and Summer on its way in the Southern Hemisphere.
This make one large cocktail.
- 8 - 10 mint leaves
- 1T sliced fresh ginger (about 4cm piece)
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 3T pineapple sugar syrup
- ice and crushed ice
- soda water or pineapple juice to top up (optional)
- Put the mint, ginger, bourbon and pineapple sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the aromatics. Add about 8 - 10 ice blocks and vigorously shake the drink.
- Strain over a glass of crushed ice, topping up with fresh pineapple juice or soda if you prefer.
- garnish with sprigs of fresh mint
I look forward to connecting with you again in the future.