Charm Hour :: Pink Lemonade Mint Julep

Tiffany Morganite and Diamond Earrings from the 2013 Blue Book Collection ::  Tassel Pendant with Diamonds from The Great Gatsby Collection by Tiffany and Co., Inspired by Baz Luhrmann's Film in collaboration with Catherine Martin  ::  Tiffany Diamond Corsage Rings from the 2013 Blue Book Collection photo by Carlton Davis ::  Tiffany Highball Glass 

When creating a cocktail for a Great Gatsby party, one must think like the Great Gatsby :: Is it full of alcohol?  Is it extravagant?  Is it utterly drinkable?  And then, of course, I needed it to be pink.  Together we created the perfect summer cocktail. 

The great thing about these Mint Juleps is that you can make an entire pitcher at one time.  Bring to a potluck!  A dinner party!  A playdate (for grown-ups only)!  You will be the hit of any event.  Cheers.

16 ounces pink lemonade
1 cup fresh mint leaves, roughly torn
Aged rum
Crushed ice

Press mint leaves into pink lemonade and let sit overnight or longer.  Strain the mint leaves out of the lemonade.  Mix two ounces mint lemonade with two ounces rum in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake.  Strain into a glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Photography by Jeff Hobson

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