Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: mintAlso Known As: peppermint, spearmint What it is: Herb
Ingredient: CognacWhat it is: Brandy
Variety of grape brandy, produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town of Cognac.
Ingredient: Jamaica rumWhat it is: Rum
Take three or four sprigs of fresh mint, and press them well in the sugar and water, until the flavor of the mint is extracted; add one and a half wine-glass of Cognac brandy, and fill the glass with fine shaved ice, then draw out the sprigs of mint and insert them in the ice with the stems downward, so that the leaves will be above, in the shape of a bouquet; arrange berries, and small pieces of sliced orange on top in a tasty manner, dash with Jamaica rum, and sprinkle white sugar on top. Place a straw as represented in the cut, and you have a julep that is fit for an emperor.