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This famous drink, traditionally served in a small silver goblet, is both refreshing and stimulating.  Linger over it as you sit in the sunshine of a Summer’s evening before dinner at dusk.


INGREDIENTS (To serve 1)

5—10 ml (1—2 tsp) caster (superfine) sugar

5—10 ml (1—2 tsp) water

crushed ice or ice cubes

6 mint leaves

50—100 ml (2—4 fl oz) Bourbon

1 mint sprig, dipped in icing (confectioners’) sugar




(1)   Dissolve the sugar in the water in a saucepan over low heat

(2)   Bring it to the boil

(3)   Remove from the heat and allow to cool

(4)   Half-fill a chilled glass or goblet with crushed ice, or ice cubes if preferred

(5)   Add the sugar syrup, mint leaves and bourbon

(6)   Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon to crush the mint leaves

(7)    Decorate with the frosted mint sprig

(8)   Enjoy!


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