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Re: Peppermint/spearmint

Wonderful - thank you sooooooo much!!  May try these out this weekend as we're having a BBQ shindig at Elaine's for her birthday. 
Anyone have any tips on the Tea Viburnum I'm giving her? I don't have
one of these because they don't do well in clay soil I'm told.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: cathy carpenter <cathyc@rnet.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 11 Jun 2003 08:05:25 -0500

>On Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at 09:16 PM, Pamela J. Evans wrote:
>> Cathy - do you have a good recipe for mint juleps?
>> You can send it off list if you want to!!
>> thanks!
>> Pam
>Two for the price of one!
>Mint Julep
>make a simple syrup -
>combine 1c sugar in 2/3c water in pot - cook on medium low heat, 
>stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved, then simmer for one 
>minute without stirring. Cool.
>pour 1T+ syrup (you will have to experiment, depending how sweet you 
>like your julep) in a tall glass. add 6+ mint leaves (again, taste is 
>an issue) and bruise them with a spoon in the syrup. Fill the glass 
>with shaved or finely crushed ice, packed down, and pour 4-6 ounces 
>bourbon whiskey (another taste issue) over it. garnish with a sprig of 
>mint, and top with a splash of brandy (optional). Sip on porch/deck 
>overlooking garden.
>Mint Punch
>2c sugar
>1.5 c fresh mint leaves
>2c water
>Boil water, add sugar and mint. Let sit for 20 minutes. Strain leaves 
>from syrup,
>fruit juice mixture:
>3/4c lemon juice
>1 - 6oz can frozen OJ
>1 - 6oz can frozen pineapple juice
>1 - 6oz can frozen limeade
>1 - 12oz can apricot nectar
>2 qts gingerale or champagne or rum
>Use all juices undiluted. Mix all juices and add syrup mixture. Pour 
>over ice in a punch bowl. (This base can be frozen for future use. If 
>you do, take out and thaw before continuing.) Just before serving add 
>chilled gingerale, champagne, or rum (rum should be added to taste, as 
>it has more alcohol than champagne.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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