In a torturous chain of events, my house move has overrun by MONTHS and my cocktail gear has been packed up and hidden away until we finally get into the new place.
I am having serious mixology withdrawal, finding myself absent-mindedly shaking my coffee thermos or muddling my tea bag in the bottom of the mug, but the worst part is it seems I won't be able to do the Friday Cocktail for a few weeks! :-(
But guess what?! The wonderful Monique at Toasted Glass has come to my rescue, and is letting me publish some of her fantastic cocktail recipes during March!
You guys all remember me telling you about Toasted Glass, right?! I've spoken about this amazing hand-painted glassware company enough times in the past - from the exquisite decanters to the floral martini glasses and even some very jolly Christmas glassware!
Well, now Monique has a very exciting new service she's offering (more on that next week...) but for now, take a look at her wonderful apple julep recipe.
It's perfect for this time of the year, as the weather just starts to get sunny again, and also showcases how marvellous a vintage cocktail looks in Monique's painted julep tins.
And it only needs THREE ingredients! Super lazy cocktails are the best.
- 60ml bourbon
- 10-15 mint leaves
- 60ml cloudy apple juice
- Sprig of mint, to garnish
1. Muddle the mint leaves and bourbon in the bottom of a julep tin (or tall glass, if you haven't got the tin).
2. Fill the tin/glass with crushed ice and carefully pour the apple juice over the top.
3. Use a swizzle stick (or long spoon handle) to mix the drink together thoroughly.
4. Take the mint sprig you're using as your garnish and give it a good slap between your hands to release the minty oils and aromas. Garnish your cocktail, and enjoy!
Happy weekend, everyone!