If you’re planning a seasonal soiree for the holidays, be inspired by the dazzling, Gatsby-inspired cocktail pieces in the Flapper Girl Edit from our Party Shop.
Once you’re suitably bejewelled and as soon as your guests start to arrive, serve them a thirst-quenching drink that The Great Gatsby himself would relish.
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby seems to radiate a polished aura of intoxicating charm that is so subtly persuasive and potent that in the culminative seventh chapter, Daisy becomes almost feverishly fixated on drinking mint juleps. Obsessive? Perhaps not; one sip of Gatsby’s Mint Julep and you too will be hooked!
Gatsby’s Mint Julep
(Makes 1 serving)
1 tbsp agave syrup
Plenty of ice cubes, crushed
10 fresh mint leaves
A fresh mint leaf, to finish
Gently wash the mint leaves under cold water.
Place the leaves along with the agave syrup in a cocktail shaker and use a muddler or the end of a rolling pin to smush the leaves up a little to release the oils.
Add the Bourbon and the ice, pop on a lid and shake it up. Taste to test and serve in a cooled glass and top with a fresh mint leaf.