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Cold Drip Coffee Mint Julep Mocktail

Cold Drip Coffee Mint Julep

 
One of my favourite herbs and one that always make me think of my childhood has to be mint.

My mum has always had a mint patch in the garden, and she used it a lot in her cooking when we were little. So many middle eastern and Armenian dishes use mint as a key flavour.

On hot summer's days we also use to make sweet mint tea which was so refreshing and way better than soft drinks!

Now as an adult whenever I visit her during mint season, she gives me a bunch of this fragrant herb to take home.

Usually, I add it to my green smoothie or a salad. But then I though what would happen if I combined one of my favourite herbs with my favourite drink. So, the Cold Drip Coffee Mint Julep mocktail was born.


Ingredients:

  • 100ml Dark City Foundry cold drip coffee
  • 30ml simple syrup
  • 6-8 fresh mint leaves, plus extra to garnish
  • Handful of ice

Method:

Muddle mint in a cocktail shaker. Add the cold drip coffee, simple syrup and crushed ice and shake. Strain into a glass and garnish with some fresh lime leaves. 

To make a simple syrup dissolve equal parts sugar in equal part hot water and cool. It will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Serves 1 

Hints and tips:

Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices. This technique is often used in cocktails because it helps the flavours incorporate better than if you just threw a mint sprig right into the drink.

To muddle mint, place the leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Using a cocktail muddler or a metal spoon, gently mash the mint a few times to release the juices. Do not mash the mint with a lot of force. The key to muddling is a light touch.

cold brew coffee mint julep mocktail recipe made with fresh mint and simple syrup

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