Mint Julep Gelées
To make these less strong, increase cold water to 2 1/4 cups and reduce bourbon to 3/4 cup.
Yield: Makes 18 pieces
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup bourbon
- Garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, coarse sparkling sugar
- Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a medium saucepan. Let stand 5 minutes. Add mint leaves and sugar. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, 3 to 5 minutes or until steaming. Let stand 15 minutes. Remove and discard mint leaves. Stir in bourbon. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Chill 4 hours to 1 week. Cut into squares. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs and coarse sparkling sugar.
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