Down Along the Dixie Line
Happy Easter! Yep, saw plenty of seersucker at church on Sunday. Go ahead, break out the bourbon. Derby is only two weeks away - it's time to start perfecting the perfect julep. :)
Mint julep recipe:-Ice (lots, and crushed, preferably)-Bourbon-Simple syrup, to taste-MintAdd all ingredients to a glass (or julep cup if you have one). Don't muddle the mint, just rub it between your fingers. Stir.
I think I read in How To Be a Gentleman that seersucker is permissible between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Anon-For seersucker, the rule is generally as follows: below the Mason-Dixon line it is Easter to Labor Day; above the Mason-Dixon it is Memorial Day to Labor Day.
I might also suggest an excellent late 1800 mint julep recipe from William Alexander Percy's Lanterns on the Levee. If I could find my copy I would post it.
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