In this episode Stacey and Jessica make a Mint Julep Bundt Cake and a Mint Julep.
Mint Julep Bundt Cake
Mint Julep Cake
1 box yellow cake mix – we used Duncan Hines
1/3 cup of oil
3/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of bourbon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all the ingredients. Pour into a greased & floured or non-stick bundt pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes (follow directions on your cake mix).
Chocolate Mint Glaze
1/2 cup of powder sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 to 2 tablespoons mint infused simple syrup
1 tablespoon bourbon
Whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Add more powdered sugar if your glaze is too thin or more bourbon if it is too thick.
1 oz. mint Simple Syrup
2 oz. bourbon
Fresh mint mint
Pack a julep cup – preferably silver or pewter – full with crushed ice. Strain in the mint simple syrup (not getting any of the mint leaf) and add the bourbon. Grab a bunch of the fresh mint and “spank it” between your hands to release the essential oils. Garnish your julep with the mint.
Mint-infused Simple Syrup
1 1/2 cups packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Bring water to a boil and add sugar – stir to dissolve. Toss in your fresh mint and stir. Allow to cool and infuse the mint flavors before you add to your cocktail.