Got Mint? Try your hand at this legendary D.C. summer cocktail

Want to “Wow!” at your next backyard party? Are you wondering what to do with all that mint?

Whip up a D.C. summer staple: the Round Robin’s Southern Style Mint Julep. GlassifiedDC came across this great how-to video:


It’s from the Willard Intercontinental and it includes a historical narrative by Jim Hewes, bartender at the legendary bar.  According to the hotel’s site, it has been celebrated since 1850, which is good enough for us. Mind you, this is a “Southern style” Mint Julep, so don’t muddle the name.

Yes, the piano music in the video is annoying, but who knew you should “agitate” the ice?

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