Day 15

Ginger Peach Peppermint Juleps

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My Thoughts

This was a quick little mixed drink. Once again, I needed a recipe that was suitable for my laziness.

I get an iced coffee every day that has peppermint in it, and I continue to enjoy the fresh taste of peppermint in this mixed drink as well.

Mixing and crushing the peppermint and peach with the liquor and then refrigerating before adding the ice and ginger ale does make a serious difference. It gives it a much fruitier taste.

I’ve also learned that Juleps are sweet flavored drinks that are made of sweet syrup and alcohol.. good to know?

Recipe Adapted from Dirty Gourmet
Ingredients

1/2 fresh ripe peach, sliced
10-14 fresh peppermint leaves
2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 oz peach schnapps
8 oz ginger ale (to fill, depending on your glass, you may have extra)
Ice

Directions

Toss the peaches and peppermint into a tall, chilled glass.

Pour in the bourbon and schnapps, then muddle together, bruising the mint and pressing some juice from the peaches. As mentioned above, you can also prepare this ahead.

Fill the glass with ice, then top off with ginger ale. Stir.

Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

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Cooking on Vacation

So I had mentioned in some previous posts that I got to cook in a pretty awesome kitchen with a beautiful view during the vacation I took with my family this past weekend.

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Me cooking in the kitchen, with my mom and step-aunt, Nola, doing something at the table. They got to try my strawberry crisp with basil ice cream desert this night.

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View from the loft above the kitchen/dining room area

ImageView from the windows in the great room/kitchen area. (Can I cook while looking at this every day?)

I also got a little experience to feel what catering was like when I went to cook the strawberry shortcake french toast again that I made on Day 2:

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All the kids seemed to like the dessert a lot… I mean it is topped with sugar, more sugar, and then a little more sugar so they better…

Just wanted to share a few pictures, today’s recipe will come soon!