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.
Originating in Boston Massachusetts in 1898, when the city was divided into 8 wards. The Ward Eight cocktail contains rye whisky, lemon and orange juice and grenadine syrup.
A Cola de Mono is a traditional Chilean drink that is served at Christmas time and is similar to a White Russian. Some call it a Chilean Coffee Eggnog; this recipe makes 1 ½ litres and will last in the fridge for up to 10 days. Great to share with friends and family.