Herbal drinks have been brewed since primitive times, both as flavorful refreshments and as remedies. Herbals teas contain no tea. It is actually an infusion or beverage made h steeping fresh or dried plants other than the plant of Camellia sinensis in boiling water. They are herbal drinks made from flowers, herbs, spices, fruit, berries, or other plants. Chamomile and lemon verbena are common herbal tea.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Corinthian julep

Corinthian julep is the traditional mint drink that most people have grown accustomed to.

The drink is best made in silver julep cups, not only because they frost up better, but also because they keep the drink cold longer.

The drink is made in the same manner as a regular mint julep but with three jiggers of bourbon.

The essential mint julep is made with bourbon and mint syrup poured over ice and garnished with a sprig of fresh mint.

The use of the word julep appears to derive from the Persian gulap, meaning ‘rosewater’.

The Oxford English Dictionary records the use of the word as early as 1400 AD to refer to syrup that was typically used as a vehicle for medicine.
Corinthian julep

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