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Cherry mint julep slushies

Friday, May 11, 2012

Actually the drink recipe includes bourbon so it's not necessarily healthy. But it looked so good I am sure a Vegan could make it with all natural ingredients as well. Here's the recipe it just needs some fixing! lol

Cherry Mint Julep Slushies

serves 2 generously

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup water

15 fresh mint leaves + more for garnish

3/4 cup bourbon

3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice

To make the mint simple syrup: Add sugar and 3/4 cup water to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat just until it bubbles. Turn down to low for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let sit for 15-20 minutes until cooled. Remove mint.

Finely chop remaining five mint leaves. In a large measuring cup/bowl, combine bourbon, simple syrup, remaining water (1/4 cup) and cherry juice. Pour in a baking dish, then stir in chopped mint leaves. Freeze either overnight or for 6-8 hours, then scrape with a fork or spoon and place in a glass. Garnish with additional mint.

For granitas, add 1/2 cup more water, reduce the bourbon by 1/4 of a cup, and freeze overnight then scrape with a fork.

Note: if you are disgusted by my use of cherry juice in a mint julep, feel free to leave it out! Additionally, if the chopped fresh mint freaks you out, you can add whole leaves to the mixture and remove them before serving.

I myself would use regular cherries. I am sure you guys will come up with something more healthy. But it definitely looks good!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKATER787 5/12/2012 1:33AM

    I'll take the bourbon and hold on everything else.
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DARA52 5/11/2012 11:43PM

    I'm thinking watermelon, cherries and mint... boy does that look good. Can't wait Sweet Lips. Do your magic!

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JUDYAMK 5/11/2012 11:29PM

    i have not had a drink in years, with the bourbon I would be passing out Ha Ha !!!!!!!

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SWEETLIPS 5/11/2012 6:47PM

    I am going to do a conversion - and get back to you because this looks wonderful

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DS9KIE 5/11/2012 6:24PM what is in the drink

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ERIN1957 5/11/2012 5:08PM

    my mouth is watering

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MJK0430 5/11/2012 3:11PM

    Hey! I need the recipe too! :)

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GERIKRAGH 5/11/2012 1:57PM

    Look yummy!

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