A Mint Julep is a Bourbon based cocktail that also contains sugar syrup, crushed ice, and of course, fresh mint. It is thought that the Mint Julep originated in the southern United States, during the eighteenth century.
Traditionally, spearmint is the mint of choice used in a Mint Julep, especially if you come from Kentucky. However, there are plenty of recipes that just call for the use of mint leaves, not specifically spearmint.
A rather boozy cocktail, the Casablanca is heavy on the rum and sweetened with Maraschino liqueur and triple sec. Whilst many recipes exist, this one is well-balanced and delicious and is sure to become a favourite.
The Eden is a well-balanced and fruity cocktail that is sure to be a crowd pleaser