“… was the cause of it all!” Trust The Clovers on this one, these summer staples can get you into trouble if you aren’t careful. But when it’s just too damn hot, slip off your shoes, hit the record player and pour yourself a cold one. We’ll provide the seersucker, you provide the bourbon. Here’s our favorite Mistake Makin’ Mint Julep recipe recipe from our friend Katherine at Lily the Wandering gypsy:
10 organic mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
1 1/2 tsps organic cane sugar
2 1/2 oz Kentucky bourbon
Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a mason jar and top with the sugar. Muddle these together until the leaves begin to break down. Add a splash of filtered or seltzer water, fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, and add the bourbon. Top with another splash of seltzer, stir, and garnish with a sprig of mint. Serve with some old-school jams and a wide brim hat.