In the meantime I will crush the ice, pull out the prettiest glasses, and pick more mint for garnish. How about small umbrellas for decoration? For a true Southern taste, I use fine Kentucky bourbon for the Mint Julep.
I pour one part of the cooled syrup and one part of bourbon over the crushed ice in the handsome glasses, and garnish with sprigs of mint.
I kick off my shoes, lean back in my chair, listen to good music, sip and enjoy the sweet Mint Julep. I am blessed to have somebody who will enjoy the drink with me.
It is summer time.
Enjoy the weekend!