Criticism & Cadbury Eggs
Creative Energy & Tiny Baby

In Defense of the Crisp

It's Kentucky Derby time, so we decided to mix up a classic Mint Julep. If you're a serious bourbon fan, you'd probably love it, but for us it was a bit intense. Kentucky, are we doing this right? Are we just wimps?


Mint Julep (from bon appetit magazine)

makes one drink

  • Crush 4 cups of ice.
  • In a pint glass or cocktail shaker, muddle 8 mint leaves and a teaspoon of brown sugar.
  • Add 2 ounces of bourbon and stir.
  • Pack a julep cup with ice until overflowing.
  • Strain bourbon mixture into cup. Stir drink until the outside of the cup frosts.
  • Top with more ice, garnish with a fresh mint spring, and serve.

We sip on those strong spring cocktails while talking about spring decorating and spring cleaning.

We're also sharing some of our go-to recipes:

Minty Pea Dip

Pioneer Woman's Crash Hot Potatoes

Shutterbean's Rainbow Salad

S'More Bites 

Molly's Winning Hearts and Minds Cake

Erica's obsessed with these pens, and Kelsey's obsessed with her new do.

In neighborhood news, Kelsey tells about the time she found a surprise in the bushes, and Erica goes on a scavenger hunt at Kelsey's house. We also tell you about some neighbors we'd like to eat dip with.