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Prescription Julep

Prescription Julep

I would like to say that we made this drink in honor of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday but in reality we made it as a tasty remedy to a crazy week. We’re both busy at work, it’s been cold and rainy, and we’re having construction done on our house that is proving to be ‘exciting’ and ‘eventful’…two things you probably don’t want any home renovation to be. So this drink, a cocktail that hearkens back to the 1850’s when alcohol was used medicinally, was just what the doctor ordered. Mint Juleps are usually made with bourbon but this recipe actually predates the ubiquitous modern version and uses a mixture of cognac and rye whiskey. I’m not sure why this riff on the Julep isn’t more popular because many, ourselves included, think it’s the tastiest version we’ve tried. If something ails you (or you’ve just had a long week) give this classic home remedy a try!

Prescription Julep:

Based on this recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces cognac
1/2 ounce rye
3/4 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters
5-6 mint leaves

Directions

1. Add mint leaves and simple syrup to a julep tin or rocks glass. Lightly press mint leaves to release oils.
2. Add cognac, rye and orange bitters and stir.
3. Add ice.
4. Garnish with a mint sprig.
5. Enjoy!

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

When Nathan and I don’t feel like cooking we’ll sometimes get a bag of Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange chicken. As bagged meals go, it’s really not bad…especially if you doctor up the sauce a bit and bake the chicken a few minutes longer than specified to get it really crispy. However, after making this orangeContinue Reading

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Homemade pizza is Nathan and I’s go-to Sunday evening meal. It’s the perfect sustenance for taking on the work week and it’s quick and easy to make…especially since we have our process down to a science. Our usual pizza is topped with red sauce, mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced onion, kalamata olives, chopped spinach, crumbled ItalianContinue Reading

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken…one of the most ubiquitous of Indian dishes and yet one that is intimidating to make at home unless you own a Tandoor, a cylindrical clay or metal oven that can reach temperatures of 900 degrees fahrenheit. However, once we got the idea in our head that we wanted to make Tandoori chicken atContinue Reading

Moo Shu Pork

Moo Shu Pork

If you’re like me, when you hear the word Moo Shu you think of the little dragon in the Disney movie Mulan and don’t know what Moo Shu pork actually is (unless you eat at more Chinese restaurants than we do.) Mu shu pork is a stir fried dish of Northern Chinese origin that becameContinue Reading