Captain Marryat Julep (Virginia)
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- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 6 – 8 sprigs of fresh mint
- crushed ice
- 1½ oz. apple brandy
- 1½ oz. peach brandy
- silver julep cups
1Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight.
2Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup followed by both brandies. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup.
3Mound more finely crushed ice and garnish, if you feel the need.