Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mint Julep

Mint(pudina) is a perennial plant and widely used in the culinary world. The mint has been considered as a perfect aid to digestion, cold /cough, and much more to be listed. My mint plant is more than 3 years old… In winter, I bring back indoor in small pot and I would say better to grow in pot than garden. It spreads easily and invades all over…. Small amount is sufficient to flavor your favorite dish.



My blog patrolling for mixed drink has ended in Baking History. I tried the refreshing Mint Julep; it was such a pleasant drink. Check out the original Mint Julep recipe. The MBP originaly started by Coffee and hosted this time by Sig.
As far as I know, Mint Julep is a mixed alcoholic drink or cocktail. Traditional method of making is bruising the mint leaves, bourbon, sugar, and water.

Mint julep

Note: Only thing i changed from her recipe: I used less amount of mint because it was fresh .

21 comments:

Dhivya said...

wow!wonderful picture cham:))lovely entry

Uma said...

Nice green color! Looks so refreshing, Cham! Great entry!

Divya Vikram said...

great to hear u grow mint at home..the deink should be a really healthy one..

Seena said...

Your mint plant looks so good, you planted the stem without roots? Nice drink too.. :)

It's all about passion for cooking said...

Hey.. looks very refreshing !

Cham said...

Seena:Take the mint stem of ur indian grocery, plant deep the stem (without leave is fine) in soil and try to plant 5 or more... Definetly , u will succeed... That is what i did, and now i am sharing with friends and neighbor my mint...

sowmya said...

nice entry...mint drink is really something diferent...has its own medicinal values too..

Saswati said...

lovely entry Cham and i am sure going to try planting the mint stems:)

Rachel said...

lovely picture!

easycrafts said...

Superb drink...I too love to grow plants, especially coriander

Lavi said...

wow..great shot and great entry too cham..

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Cham, the drink looks very tempting..I love the fragrance of mint..It always adds so much freshness to the drink / dish!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow looks refreshing! I too will try to grow mint in my garden!

Laavanya said...

Mint Julep looks great.. I've never tried it but watched on some foodnetwork shows. I grew them too but didn't bring them in for the winter.. This time i'll do that.. Thanks Cham.

kamala said...

Nice refreshing drink.thanks for ur tips abt planting the mint

Sia said...

u planted those mint plant??? thats cool... cool and refreshing entry cham :) have u tried another version of lemon juice mixed with mint???

Sagari said...

that looks so refreshing cham

Pooja said...

Wow ! lovely cooler :) . Waiting for summer to try all this drinks soon :)

Vaishali said...

Wow, mint! It's got to be my favorite herb. And I love how it grows abundantly with minimum maintenance. Great-looking mint julep, cham!

Cham said...

Thank u everyone for ur valuable comments.

Sig said...

Lovely drink cham... So I take it that julep is like mojito, but with bourbon instead of rum? Thanks for this wonderful entry!