When spring rolls around, I start thinking a lot about weddings, and this year is especially prone to these thoughts because we have several good friends tying the knot.
I’ve noticed, however, that there are a severe lack of manly favors and goodies out there. So whether you’re bachelor party bound, or just getting in the Derby spirit, here is a fun little flavor infused bourbon for your spring.
With bottles supplied by Specialty Bottle (at just two bucks a piece), I bottled my own Mint infused bourbon, and for kicks threw in some homemade simple syrup. Together they make a great Mint Julip with minimal headache – everything is already included, so all the recipient had to do is pour over crushed ice.
First, bruise and crush about seven sprigs of mint into a vessel which can tightly close. Completely submerge the mint with a liter of bourbon. Let the mixture sit for a week to two weeks allowing the flavors to incorporate. Pour the flavored concoction into your vessel and cap! If you also want to make the simple syrup, it’s just one part water to one part sugar. Heat in a small saucepan on medium heat until the sugar is full melted. Let the syrup cool before bottling. How easy was that?
Do you think you’ll try this out? The only special skill you need is a bit of patience, which I understand it’s kind of a lot to ask with minty flavor bourbon taunting you.
Have an INCREDIBLE Tuesday!