Yep. I am from Alabama…some say the birthplace of the mint julep…some say no thats Georgia…and still others say shut up already, you’ve got peaches Georgia, let us have this one thing. It was a different time when this luxe libation came about…the standard definition of the cocktail hadn’t yet graced a paper. 1784 is the first mention from Medical communications: Volume 1 to promote good health and medicine in a time where there was nothing of the sort. Hell we were just coming out of the American Revolution and on the verge of another, namely the Whiskey Rebellion, so this libation earns its keepsake in my book. Ours may be a tad updated, but to make this truly Alabamian, we’ve opted to use our gracious new Alabama distillery, High Ridge Spirits, to bring us that sweet component all Juleps need. Southern Snowcones as they were!
- 2 ounces American Whiskey (George Dickel Rye)
- .25 ounces High Ridge Peach ‘Shine
- Pineapple slice
- 6-8 Mint Leaves
- Crushed ice (lots!)
1. In a Julep glass (short steel cup) add Whiskey, Peach ‘Shine, and Mint
2. Muddle softly
3. Mound on Crushed Ice! (This is a Sunday sipper)
4. Bunch up a few mint sprigs and stuff them down in the ice
5. Cut a straw to size that will, once pushed to the bottom of the glass, stick out right above the mint garnish
6. Rub Pineapple around the rim of the cup
7. Enjoy, I say, I say, boy.