Swedish mint julep

Swedish mint julep
  • Serves icon Serves 4-6
  • Time icon Hands-on time 5 min

”I like my cocktails strong and bitter 
or spicy rather than fragrant or sweet, but I find the heady spices in aquavit work well with the freshness of mint in a julep – it’s 
a great way to use up that bottle between holidays.” – Steffi Knowles-Dellner

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
192kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.5g
Carbohydrates
5.6g (5g sugars)
Fibre
no fibre
Salt
trace
Calories
192kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.5g
Carbohydrates
5.6g (5g sugars)
Fibre
no fibre
Salt
trace

Ingredients

  • 2 small bunches fresh mint, leaves picked, with 4-6 leafy 
sprigs reserved
  • 
4-6 tsp caster sugar
  • 300-450ml quality aquavit, such as OP Anderson (from scandikitchen.co.uk or masterofmalt.com

Method

  1. Divide the mint leaves and sugar equally among 4-6 tall glasses. Lightly crush the mint with a muddler or wooden spoon. Top with lots of crushed ice and pour over the aquavit. Stir well, then top with more ice and garnish with the reserved mint sprigs.

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