Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GOOD OLE SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

My Dad was from Georgia and although I never got the chance to go there or meet his family, I always imagined them drinking cool drinks on the porch fanning themselves in the middle of a hot Georgia day, and the drink that come to mind is of course the "Mint Julep"

here is the recipe along with a few others that fit the bill.

MINT JULEP
1 teaspoon sugar syrup
2 jiggers Bourbon
crushed ice
sprig of mint
In a chilled 12 ounce glass place one teaspoon sugar syrup and a few tender mint leaves. Fill with dry crushed ice add 2 jiggers Bourbon garnish with a big sprig of mint, serve with a straw.

PEACH DELIGHT
4 fresh peaches
6 teaspoons of sugar
4 ounces of rum
1 bottle of Rose' wine
peel peaches and place in shallow bowl. Dissolve sugar in rum and pour over peaches. Let steep for 4 hours in refrigerator. Pour into glass pitcher and add a bottle of cold rose wine, serve in large goblets with peach and horn spoon in each.

BANANA DAQUIRI
3 inch portion of ripe banana
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1- 1/4 ounce rum
1/2  ounce of Cointreau liqueur
place in blender with 2- 1/2 ounce of cracked ice for 30 seconds. Serve in cocktail goblet. Garnish with banana slice.

RASPBERRY RUM FLOAT
1 ounce fresh orange juice
1 ounce  fresh lime juice
1- 1/2 ounce rum
1 heaping tsp of sugar.
place in blender with 3 ounces of cracked ice for 30 seconds. Serve in tall glass or cup .Float for fresh raspberries on top. Garnish with lime slice if desired. For special occasions serv in scooped out coconut with straw.


3 comments:

Pet said...

We've got family in Athens, Georgia and travel there at least once a year for the last ten years or so.
I've had plenty of Sweet Tea, full pitchers of it, but I'll make sure to ask for a Mint Julep next time there. Or may be a Peach Delight too? :-)

1-2Punch said...

If you have never tried the "boiled peanuts" or as they say in the south "bold peanuts" you should ask for them next time you visit!

Pet said...

I will. Thanks for the Southern Hospitality tip :-)