This is always a hit at parties. Many people have bad reactions to burboun because of the conuquers (headache, hangover, indigestion).
A party-pitcher's worthEdit
- 1 magnum (1.75L) burboun (Watkins or Evan Williams)
- 5 limes
- 1 packed pint of mint (2-3 oz)
- Simple syrup to taste (1-3 cups)
- In a 3+ quart pitcher, pour in the burboun
- Cut the ends of the limes and cut into 1/6ths, squeeze all wedges into the pitcher and throw the spent lime flesh in as well
- Roll the Mint stems in your hands to bruise thouroughly, throw them in the pitcher
- Obtain simple syrup or make it in the microwave: In a microwavable ceramic/glass container combine 2 cups sugar with 1 cup hot water. Stir thoroughly, and place in the microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Taste the lime/mint infused burboun, add more lime/mint if necessary.
- Add the simple syrup to taste
- Pour 4 ounces over ice to each of your guests.
Makes 20 4 ounce servings.
For one servingEdit
- 1 old fashioned glass
- 2 oz burboun
- 2/6 of a lime
- 20 leaves of mint or about 3-4 6-inch stems worth
- 1/4 oz 2:1 simple syrup or 1 package sugar-free sweetener
- Cut a lime into sixths, squeeze two into the glass, and throw in the rinds
- Pick 3-4 stems of mint, not wilted, with large leaves, fold them in half and roll back and forth between your hands about 5 times, throw those into the glass.
- Pour the brouboun over your greens
- Add the sweetener (simple syrup)
- Roll the glass or stir with a fork
- Add 3-6 cubes of ice, and roll or stir again.
For a few guestsEdit
For 2-4 servings, multiply the one serving recipe and make in a drink shaker instead of in a glass. Put half a shaker's full of ice in at the beginning, and shake vigorously at the end. Pour over old fashioned glasses half-filled with ice.