If summertime could be bottled up it would taste exactly like this melon ball punch. This punch just screams lazy summer days in the country.
Serving Size: 4-6
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The quintessential Derby drink is a potent mix of bourbon, sugar, and mint.
Spring! That means the Kentucky Derby (this Saturday) and the Mint Julep–the rare convergence of sports and an extremely elegant libation. The drink is so refreshing, so potent that you might want to throw a julep party this weekend. Proper is the point, so do it the traditional way.
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This mint pesto is salty and bright with a mint flavor that’s tempered to just the perfect amount so it doesn’t overpower whatever it’s used on. You can toss it with pasta and veggies, spread it on sliced baguette with goat cheese, or use it as a fresh dipping sauce for grilled meats and it’s especially delicious on roasted lamb.
Since pesto is a “raw” sauce, the flavor of the olive oil is crucial to its success. Use the best first-cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil you can comfortably afford.
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