Thursday, April 13, 2006

Raspberry Ice Tea Julep
Created by Brian Zipin, Citronelle Bar Manager and Assistant Sommelier

For me, the perfect finish to a long, sunny afternoon, shopping in charming Georgetown, involves a fresh cocktail, in a lovely atmosphere. Citronelle, known for elegant cuisine and ‘power-hitter’ clientele, also has a cozy sidewalk terrace. What better place to bask in the glow of well-made purchases?

According to Chris Morris, of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, "Centuries ago, an Arabic drink called julab, was made from water and rose petals. The beverage had a delicate and refreshing scent that people felt enhanced the quality of their lives." When the julab was introduced to Mediterranean regions of Europe, rose petals were replaced with mint.

2 oz. Marker’s Mark Bourbon
Freshly brewed raspberry tea
Honey water
Muddled orange and lemon, a slice of each
Fresh mint

Muddle orange and lemon with 5 mint leaves. Add bourbon. Shake. Pour over a tall glass of ice. Pour in tea and honey water. Garnish with a sprig of mint, lemon and a couple of raspberries…

1 comment:

BBT said...

Drinking is pretty fun