Introducing my Chardonnay Wine Jelly Mint Julep – a concoction that's as refreshing as a Southern breeze. You see, being from South Carolina, I've always had a soft spot for the traditional Mint Julep. But since I'm now in the Berkshires, I wanted to add a touch of local flair to it. That's when inspiration struck – why not infuse my favorite Berkshire find, the Chardonnay Wine Jelly from Berkshire Wine Jelly Co, into this beloved cocktail?
The result is pure magic. Imagine the smooth notes of Chardonnay elegantly blending with the refreshing hint of mint, all perfectly balanced with just the right touch of sweetness. And that's where the wine jelly comes in, bringing a delicate sweetness infused with hints of lemon and rosemary. It's a match made in cocktail heaven!
To create this masterpiece, start by muddling a handful of fresh mint leaves right in the Chardonnay Wine Jelly – let those aromas mingle in a dance of flavor. Fill your glass with crushed ice, packing it in to keep things perfectly chilled. Pour in a generous 2 ounces of your favorite bourbon, allowing it to mix and mingle with the minty wine jelly goodness.
Give it a gentle stir, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, and voilà – you have a cocktail that's not only visually stunning but also a true delight for your taste buds. I love how this twist on a classic cocktail reflects my journey from the South to the Berkshires, bringing together flavors from both places in a harmonious sip.
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LAINEY'S CHARDONNAY MINT JULEP RECIPE
2 oz bourbon
1 oz Chardonnay Wine Jelly (Berkshire Wine Jelly Co)
8-10 fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
In a julep cup or glass, add the Chardonnay Wine Jelly.
Gently muddle the fresh mint leaves in the Chardonnay Wine Jelly to release their aromatic oils. Be careful not to over-muddle and tear the mint leaves.
Fill the glass with crushed ice, packing it tightly.
Pour the bourbon over the ice, allowing it to chill and mix with the mint and wine jelly.
Give the mixture a gentle stir to combine the ingredients and flavors.
Garnish the Mint Julep with a sprig of fresh mint.
Serve immediately and enjoy your Chardonnay Wine Jelly Mint Julep!
The Chardonnay Wine Jelly from Berkshire Wine Jelly Co will provide a unique sweetness and wine-infused flavor that perfectly complements the traditional Mint Julep elements. Remember to sip slowly and savor the refreshing flavors of this twist on a classic cocktail.