4.26.2013

The Ginger Julep '68 Fastback




2 Post in one week..
What..
Shut the front door.. or the side door.. or the back door..
Whichever.. just be excited with me. I’m here in this space more than once this week. It’s a first and I have now placed myself in the more than one post a week group. So what if it probably won’t happen again in the near future..
Live for the moment..
And at this moment, I’m drinking what you see above (and below).. The Ginger Julep '68 Fastback. No..no not the car..but damn that would be nice..a Ginger colored 1968 mustang fastback...gangsta truly...but wrong,..I'm not talking about a car..I'm talking about Bourbon.
If you’ve followed me up until this point you know that Bourbon is clearly my best friend.
IF you haven’t been following up until this point. Shame on you.. There is a subscribe button on the side that can help you with that.
Onward..

Mint Julep is a signature drink here in the south… most popularly associated with that event that allows you to wear fancy hats while simultaneously causing J Crew and Vineyard Vines to run outta stock. Better known as the Kentucky Derby. Or the Great American Race
A few years back.. I was able to attend the Derby. Making my way through the large hats and monogram necklaces due to the company I was working for giving some ridiculous sponsorship. It was interesting.. I was able to mingle with insanely rich people who would probably never speak to me in real life.But with the abundance of Bourbon mixed in with the signature Juleps they were my best friends. So I received several invitations to parties at houses on beaches,got included in a group that takes a trip to the Swiss alps once a year for a month and stood in Millionaires row with probably $15.00 in my pocket. I looked nice though. 



See Bourbon makes everything better.. and Bulleit Brand Bourbon is hands down my favorite. It’s a staple Bourbon brand around these parts, as well as a part of the heritage of the great state of Kentucky.
There is nothing quite like that barrel aged liquid gold with its vanilla, oak  and sometimes spicy notes.  This Ginger Julep is a twist on the Classic Mint Julep. It’s addition of brown sugar and fresh minced ginger bring a gentle heat to this drink with an invigorating kick and splash of lime.  So as you prepare for this years Derby or if you're planning a party to celebrate. Be sure to include this drink on your menu. It won't disappoint.  
A huge thanks goes to my new friend Christina who sent me 2 bottles of Bourbon. Which has her at the top in the circle of friends.. and together she and I along with a bottle of Bulleit Rye will go on to create greatness. AMEN 



The Ginger Julep '68 Flastback
This is a Bulleit Bourbon Cocktail Recipe


Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz Bulleit Bourbon
.5 oz brown sugar
1/4 oz fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1.5 oz soda water

Directions
In a glass, muddle the brown sugar and ginger until sugar is moist and almost dissolved. Add a dash of the soda water to finish dissolving the brown sugar. Stir in your Bourbon. Finish with the remaining soda water, ice and a twist of lime.

18 comments :

  1. Do you deliver? I could really use one (or 3) of these right now.

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    1. Ha.. I bring the drinks if you bring those cookies.

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  2. This will be a fantastic drink now that summer is finally coming around! Beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne.. Your blog name is awesome.

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  3. I hadn't heard of mint juleps until my friend and I made a road trip across the country and cruised through New Orleans. Here on the west coast, seems like folks are more into the cosmopolitan or vodka crans...the south definitely had some great cocktails to change things up for us! I'm already excited for the summer to share a ginger julep with friends!

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  4. Beautiful pics but 1.5 oz of soda water in my julep is 1.5 oz too much

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    1. Ha.. I'm in full agreement there.

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  5. I've only had a mint julep once in my entire life. And I need to change that. I loved it!

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  6. Looks AMAZING. how didn't I know about your blog when I'm right here in Atlanta!

    Love!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  7. That looks gorgeous! I'm a julep lovin Yankee and I can't wait to try it!

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    1. Thank you!! I hope you enjoy..

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  8. Fo' reals?!! I am totally making this before our big Denver Derby party this weekend! #jazzhandsexcited

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    1. Fo reals girl.. I hope you like the drink..

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