Today its the mint day! if you wonder what the mint day is – you can read about it here.
As it happens the BoozeFairy did time it well and came with Firefly Sweet Tea Bourbon just when i got the first of this years fragrant Moroccan mint from the market.
So then tht is perfect for making a Sweet Tea Julep – i know i just posted about the Mint Julep – but the way i see it – you cannot have too many!
But first i`m gonna tell you about Firefly`s latest addition, the Sweet Tea Bourbon.
Its made with straight bourbon from the Buffalo Trace distillery and the bourbon is infused with South Carolina sweet tea and cane sugar from Louisiana. The result is a sweet bourbon with a hint of tea flavor – Interesting.
As this bourbon is so sweet already there`s no need to sweeten the drink with any other sugar or syrup, and i actually used only 1 oz of this and 2 oz of another bourbon to tone down the sweetness.
I see this bourbon more as a drink ingredient than a base spirit because of its sweetness, you can only use a little.
And here`s the drink:
SWEET TEA JULEP
1 oz Firefly Sweet tea Bourbon
2 oz Bourbon of choice ( i used Wild Turkey 101)
8-10 mint leaves
Crushed or shaved ice
Put mint and a small amount of crushed or shaved ice into the bottom of a julep cup or tall glass. (Optional: Muddle the mint and bourbon, then let stand for a bit to allow the broken leaves to release their flavor.)
Add the two bourbons, top off with crushed or shaved ice, and stir well to mix and chill the mixture. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Now, this makes for a pretty tasty Julep!