Written By Cynthia Annett-Hynes Recipes Apr 8, 2011 Prescription Julep SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestFrom Imbibe, by David Wondrich:“This little piece of medical humour comes from ‘A Winter in the South,’ a serial Harper’s Monthly ran in 1857. It also happens to be the tastiest Mint Julep recipe I know. Cognac and rye whiskey are a marriage made in heaven, the cognac mellowing the rye and the rye adding spice to the cognac.The doctor accordingly wrote out a prescription for the case, as follows:1/2 oz. white sugarwith spring water, as much as necessary [1 oz]1 1/2 oz. strong cognac1/2 oz. spirits of ryemint leaves, as desiredinfuse [the sugar, water, and spirits with the mint]then add as much powdered ice as necessary and mix it all upRepeat dose 3 or 4 times a day until cold weather. “Quackenboss M.D.”source: Harper’s Monthly, 1857Notes on execution: Dissolve the sugar in the water, lightly press the mint leaves in resulting syrup, add the spirits and the ice, and stir. If desired, you can add another hedge of mint to the top. And have at it with a straw.” Excerpt from Imbibe, Perigee Trade (November 6, 2007).beverageDrinksRecipes SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Food / How to Cook / Main course / Recipes November 2, 2021 French Quiche—Revised Our apologies for an omission in this recipe in the Dec|Jan issue. In the instructions for making the filling, we neglected to add the milk to the ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 Sopa Paella Try the iconic Valencian dish as a hearty fall soup brimming with seafood and chorizo. We were going through a heat wave in Victoria when I ... Read More Food / Recipes October 25, 2021 It’s a Pancake Day! That crisp edge in the fall air stirs up a craving for comfort that sometimes only a stack of hot pancakes can deliver. So get your cast-iron pan ... Read More Breads / Food / How to Cook / Recipes July 13, 2021 Rosemary and Feta Potato Loaf A delicious homemade bread is always a welcome treat that can really set the mood for a good day. This is an approachable recipe to bring to holiday ... Read More Food / How to Cook / Recipes May 7, 2021 Halibut Stock Halibut Stock Did you know halibut bones make the most delicate yet flavourful stock imaginable? Ask your fish department to set aside the bones ... Read More Kitchen Tools / Must Have / Recipes November 27, 2020 Wood Oven Envy — Tips, Recipes, Links Some tips on cooking with wood in an outdoor oven, recipes, and links to the wood ovens mentioned in our article Dec|Jan 2020-2021 Tips on Cooking ... Read More Comments are closed.