Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Mint Julep

The mint julep has been a southern staple for years. One thinks of hot summer days with ladies sitting on wide porches fanning themselves talking about the latest gossip or politics of the day.
This is the low carb version from Atkins.

Enjoy
Ingredients.

Granular sugar substitute to taste
6 fresh mint leaves
Crushed ice
2 ounces bourbon
1 small mint sprig

Directions:

1.In the bottom of a medium glass, combine sugar substitute to taste, mint leaves and 1 teaspoon water.
2.Crush the mint lightly with the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill glass with crushed ice.
3.When frost forms on the glass, slowly pour in bourbon. Garnish with mint sprig.