The mint julep is a mixed cocktail made with bourbon, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. I remember Betty Draper ordering it on Mad Men a few times and I started trying to make the perfect Mint Julep ever since I saw it one the show. It is pretty tasty way to drink bourbon. I especially love to make it because I grow mint in my herb garden and I love the glasses that they are served in. They are specifically called Mint Julep cups. How great is it that Mint Juleps have their own personal cups?! I am taking my mint juleps to the next level with a cool ice crusher.
I made these mint julep cupcakes to bring this awesome flavor to a dessert for my guests.
Mint Julep Cupcake Recipe
Yields: 24 cupcakes
1 cup unsalted european sweet cream butter
2 cup white sugar
1 tsp madagascar vanilla extract
1 tsp mint extract
2¾ cup all-pourpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk
1 cup Jim Beam bourbon
In a small bowl, combine salt, baking powder, and 1¾ cups of the flour.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, eggs, and extracts in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until just combined.
Add the milk and bourbon to the batter, and then the remaining flour.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Once cool, pick the cupcakes with a fork and then using a BBQ brush, brush the tops with the Bourbon.
2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
4 cup powder sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp mint
2 tbsp bourbon
2-4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
Add all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix until stiff peaks form.
If to powdery, add in another tbs of heavy whipping cream.
Once stiff, fill piping bag with frosting and pipe onto cupcakes.
Top with mint leafs.