Monday, December 19, 2011

William Faulkner's Mint Julep Recipe

Kyle and I spent an amazing weekend in Oxford, Mississippi. I will be posting more photos from our trip but because we've officially entered major party season madness, I wanted to share this immediately. 

We visited Rowan Oak: the estate where William Faulkner lived from 1930 until his death in 1962. This is what we found in one of the display cases, tucked in a corner. 

Faulkner's Mint Julep Recipe: 

whiskey + 1 tsp sugar + ice + mint. 
served in a metal cup. 

Now you know. 


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  1. Awesome. Love Faulkner. Too bad I don't love whiskey :-)

  2. How much whiskey?

  3. 1. If you loved whiskey, you wouldn't need the mint and sugar.

    2. About as much as the glass holds. (I think Faulkner would agree with that amount.)

  4. Judging by the number of whiskey bottles they found in and around the house during the restoration, I'd guess that Don is right. ;)

    Thanks for your notes, y'all!

  5. Thanks for the update, y'all. I'm making one as we speak. Merry Christmas!

  6. I toured the USA with my husband for our honeymoon (we're Brits) and we visited Oxford, MS. It's such a wonderful little town, I look forward to more photos :)

  7. What a wonderful photo and bit of history! We are doing a literary cocktail recipe roundup on our blog next week, and would love to link to you. Let me know if this isn't okay, as I'd hate to step on your toes.

    1. Thanks for your note, Danielle! I love that you are doing that piece and so excited to have discovered your website! Subscribing now!