Monday, March 7, 2011

Minty Julep

Hello fellow gelologists,

Exciting news on the Astrobiology front. As of Friday night, astrobiologist Dr. Richard Hoover published findings of alien bacteria-like fossils found in a meteorite. Now, I will await more information, but this is a peer reviewed journal, so I give it credit. Where do we go from here?! Was life on Earth started by life from another planet? Stay tuned...

So how can we celebrate this finding, by making a gelatin shot. Okay, there's not connection between the science story and today's shots, but if you look at the photo, they seem inspired by such a mystery. Translucent pyramids, flecks of green leaves, alcohol. Yes, it's definitely the direct translation of a peer reviewed science article.

This mint julep shot was requested by Dante, who came over on Friday to explore his jello shot making ability. In fact, three friends were invited to design a shot. Normally, I spend my Friday nights making shots by myself. But then I thought, the shots make parties social, why not the making of them?

So here are the Dante's creations:

Mint Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1/2 cup mint leaves
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Bourbon

In a small pot, heat the water, sugar and mint leaves to boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let steep for half an hour. Strain the syrup to remove leaves.

Mint Julep Shot
1 cup mint simple syrup
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup chopped mint leaves

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