Thursday, September 3, 2009

Serious Southern Comfort

The 1842 Inn is an elegant, truly historic, four-star, four-diamond hostelry in the beautiful Southern city of Macon, GA. Approaching it along a street of antebellum homes then sitting by the fireplace for a relaxing cocktail, you feel as if you have been transported to a more gracious time.

When you taste this libation, served in an icy cold silver julep cup, you'll be glad you are in the here and now.

1842 Inn Mint Julep
Mint                                                          Simple syrup
1 1/2 jigger of Southern Comfort             1/2 jigger of amber rum
 Angostura Bitters

Simple syrup: Boil a handful of mint until it turns brown and strain through a piece of cheesecloth. Use one full cup of sugar for every quart of liquid. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Julep: Fill mint julep cup or glass with ice, preferably crushed. Pour in the Southern comfort and rum and fill the cup with the simple syrup. Ad two drops Angostura aromatic bitters. Stir and garnish with a large sprig of mint.

For information on the 1842 Inn, go to
For information on Macon, go to
To read my post on Macon for Levelers (travelers who prefer or need less strenuous walking and fewer stairs), go to

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