Drink of the Month

This month’s cocktail recipe is of course in honor of my brand new Southern-set release, ON THE VERGE OF I DO.  You can bet Kara & Eli & all of the Kincaids enjoy their fair share of these on a lazy Sunday afternoon. 

The Perfect Mint Julep


2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups of water
sprigs of fresh mint
Kentucky Bourbon or Whiskey (high quality) (2 ounces per serving)


Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes.
Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight.
Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon of mint syrup and two ounces of Kentucky Bourbon or Whiskey.
Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Sip slowly while sitting on the veranda enjoying ON THE VERGE OF I DO. :winkwink


8 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I love mint. Whiskey? Not so much. :sick

    My favorite summer drink is a mojito. It’s sweet and minty and perfect for sunshine sipping. For my bday (in June) a few years back, my husband made an entire pitcher and we sat on the patio and drank it. :drinkup

  2. Donna says:

    Even though I live in the south I’m not a big fan of the mint julep. I much prefer a peach bellini.

    • Heidi says:

      Mmm, those sound good, too. Maybe we’ll have those next. :thumbsup

    • Debra Key Newhouse says:

      I was born in Alabama, and I don’t like mint juleps either. Or Mojitos (which is confusing since I like all of the ingredients). But a peach bellini…. :heart


  3. Debra Key Newhouse says:


    So happy for you! And thanks for the reminder….I just bought it for my kindle (aka as “my precious”). Hope to dig in this weekend. You are AWESOME!!



  4. Beth R. says:

    I was expecting Sex On the Beach.

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