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Top Of The Best Mint Julep Cups Reviewed In 2018Last Updated August 1, 2018
№1 – Moscow Mule Mint Julep Cup – 12 Oz, Nickel Plate Beautifully Beaded Trim Edging Mint Julep Cups Capacity 12 Ounce by Alchemade
№2 – Mint Julep Cup – 100% Copper, Beautifully Handcrafted – 12oz 4.5″ Tall
№3 – Elegance Silver 90371 Silver Plated Beaded Mint Julep Cup, 12 oz.
Of Medicine and Slings
As early as 900 AD, a Persian book, Kitab al-Mansuri makes reference to the word julāb, as a medicinal ingredient (in this case, a maceration of violets and sugar), and it remains a reference to medicine in repeated publication all the way until the late 1700s, with English translations using the word “julep” to refer to various medicinal macerations that sometimes, but not always used alcohol.
Until suddenly, somehow, something changes by 178when British traveler John Ferdinand Smyth publishes his impressions of America and notes that in Virginia, workers “drink julap, made of rum, water, and sugar, but very strong.” One of the early American drinks, common in any tavern, would have been a sling, simply strong spirit lightened with water and sweetened with sugar, and what Smyth notes here is clearly a sling, but being called something else.
Early Americans drank quite a lot, and quite often, and morning cocktails were often winkingly referred to as a kind of medicine, and that seems to be what Smyth has witnessed in Virginia, with a common medicinal term being used to hide the need for an eye-opener.
Mint starts to appear in accounts around 1804, with some folks calling the drink, properly for the nomenclature of the time, a Mint Sling, until about 1820, when a mixture of spirits, water, sugar and mint is a julep for good.
As to who first mixed one up; that is anyone’s guess. No one is recorded as the inventor of the julep, no one has come forth to lay any credible claim to the formula, a rarity for a drink that from the early part of the 19th Century until the Civil War was the most popular mixed drink in America, and available nearly everywhere mint and liquor could be found. Indeed, despite its probable origin in the Southern states (or colonies), and it’s laid back image, bars as far afield and urban as the Astor House in New York were famous for their juleps.
A Note on Ingredients
Much like the Sazerac, the julep was largely a cognac drink when it first started to gain traction, but juleps were also commonly made with rum, whiskey (both Rye and Bourbon, though before the Civil War, whiskey versions were considered a touch vulgar), Genever, and in variations like the Georgia Julep, which featured brandy of the regular sort and a bit of aged peach brandy.
During its early days, there were all sorts of fancy juleps, finished with garish fruit garnishes and chunks of pineapple, doctored with liqueurs and syrups, but right about the end of the Civil War, a standard julep starts to solidify, made as we would recognize it today, with bourbon, mint, sugar and crushed ice.
About the Bourbon. Knob Creek is my favorite sippin’ whiskey, but I no way I’m mixing it with sugar and mint. Maker’s Mark is a popular, less expensive choice. But for this recipe, the mint is the star, so I use an inexpensive bourbon, like regular Jim Beam.
About the mint. Be sure to remove the stems and the large central vein which can be bitter. Leaves only, please.
Liven it up a bit. Before serving, dose it with a splash of club soda if you wish.
1) Put the mint, sugar, and water is a small saucepan and bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Then turn it down to low for about minutes to extract the mint flavor. Turn off the heat and let it cool at room temp.
2) Filter the syrup through a fine mesh strainer. You can then bottle it and keep it in the refrigerator for weeks.
3) Fill an 1ounce cocktail glass half way with crushed ice. Pour in ounces of Bourbon, add 1/ounces of syrup, and stir or shake well because the syrup will sink to the bottom. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a straw, and get your bets down.
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The Kentucky Derby wouldn’t be what it is without mint juleps, big hats, and seersucker. Each year on Derby Day, approximately 127,000 juleps—which have been the official drink of the race since 1938—are served at Louisville, KY’s Churchill Downs, a number that requires 4,000 pounds of mint!
In case you can’t make it to Louisville yourself this Saturday, we’ve got you covered. Here, we present recipes for the most interesting mint juleps around.
Prepare some very cold very dry crushed ice with chunks of ice and a canvas ice bag. Bruise the mint leaves in the bottom of a julep cup with sugar syrup. Add ice to the three quarter mark and half of the bourbon. Stir to chill the julep cup. Top off with more powdered ice and the remaining bourbon and continue to stir until the outside of the cup begins to freeze. Garnish with the mint sprig and set aside to rest while the julep cup freezes over on the outside. Pick up carefully to imbibe.
This flowery drink was created by the Met Bar at the Metropolitan by COMO, London for the upcoming Chelsea Flower Show, but we think it works just as well as a Derby offering. It’s part of a “Botanical Cocktails” collaboration with Chase Distillery that also includes the Chase Oak vodka with nettle cordial and Americano Cocchi.
Gently tap the mint leaves against your palms to release aromas. Rub the mint leaves along the inside of the julep cup and drop them into the cup. Add the remaining ingredients. Add crushed ice and swizzle until the julep cup frosts over. Add more crushed ice and garnish with plentiful mint.
How to make
SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into julep cup half filled with crushed ice. CHURN (stir) the drink with the crushed ice using a bar spoon. Top up the cup with more crushed ice and CHURN again. Repeat this process until the drink fills the cup and serve.
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First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
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So, TOP3 of Mint Julep Cups
- №1 — Moscow Mule Mint Julep Cup – 12 Oz, Nickel Plate Beautifully Beaded Trim Edging Mint Julep Cups Capacity 12 Ounce by Alchemade
- №2 — Mint Julep Cup – 100% Copper, Beautifully Handcrafted – 12oz 4.5″ Tall
- №3 — Elegance Silver 90371 Silver Plated Beaded Mint Julep Cup, 12 oz.