Coaster 2 Coaster: The Mississippi Cocktail

Welcome to the third Coaster 2 Coaster cocktail! 

Mississippi Mint Lemonade

Today, we're taking your tastebuds on a trip to the land of the "Mississippi" with the

beautiful

Laurel of 

The Hive

I was so honored when the adorable 5 O'Clock Fashionistas asked me to guest for them on the topic of cocktails! What a fun topic! I wanted to come up with something that felt well represented my home state of Mississippi so I got to thinking... Bourbon and mint are pretty quintessentially Southern if you ask me! And I've been on a real honey and lemon kick lately, so I decided to come up with something that incorporated all of those! 

After a little trial and error, I landed on what I think is a pretty decent recipe! 

It's a little sweet, a little sour, and definitely has a little edge with the bourbon. Perfect for a hot day, wether you're in the capital of Southern heat and humidity (read: Mississippi) or elsewhere!

Recipe:

10 to 12 mint leaves

juice from 1/2 lemon

2 tablespoons honey

2 oz. bourbon

crushed ice

Method

Put mint and lemon juice in a shaker and muddle the mint leaves in the lemon juice. 

Add the honey, bourbon, and ice and shake. 

Strain into a coupe glass, garnish with an extra mint sprig, and enjoy!

Thank you, Laurel, for your delicious recipe and for taking the time to be a part of our series. You're welcome on our blog any day, girl!

Now, y'all go do yourselves a favor - whip up this amazing cocktail and try it yourself! You won't be disappointed!

Purses Down, Bottoms Up!

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We'll see you back here on Thursday to bring you a delicious cocktail from

Idaho!