Mango Rita!

June is here, so I am making the start of the “summertime” months official.  We are ringing this in with a fruity and refreshing Mango Rita.  Delicious!

mango margarita recipeIngredients:
2 shots tequila
1 part water
1 part mango juice
1 tbsp lime juice

Mint Julep Recipe

Mint Julep RecipeIngredients:
4 cups bourbon
1 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup fresh spearmint
Fresh mint for garnish

Make a simple syrup using 1 cup honey and 1/2 cup water.  Add 1/4 cup of fresh spearmint and crush with a muddler or wooden spoon.  Allow the syrup and mint to sit overnight in the refrigerator.  Remove the mint the next day before mixing with the bourbon.  Serve over ice with a sprig of mint in each glass.

Option:  Mix with sparkling water for a more “gentle” drink.