To celebrate the opening day of The Help, I’m sharing a delicious mint julep recipe and a snippet of a photo shoot I styled a few months ago. I haven’t posted the pictures of it yet because we are trying to get it featured, but hopefully I’ll be able to share all of the photos soon 😉 Anyway, I’m extremely excited to see The Help! If I wasn’t in Costa Rica, I would be there opening day. The art direction, colors, wardrobe, setting and acting look phenomenal! I know I’m going to love the retro 60’s theme and the story line is very touching and inspirational. If you’re just as excited to see it as I am, invite some friends over, whip up some of The Help’s favorite chocolate pie, sip on some mint juleps (recipe below) and head on out to see the movie! Also, here are a few other Southern reading materials I’ve enjoyed… This article from Garden and Gun and this book too!
Mint Julep Recipe
Mint Simple Syrup
2 Cups water
2 Cups Sugar
3/4 cups fresh chopped mint leaves
Boil all of the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved. Let the syrup cool then strain to remove the mint leaves. Place the mint simple syrup in a glass jar and refrigerate until cold.
Fill a mint julep cup with crushed ice. Pour 3 ounces bourbon over the ice and 1/4 to 1/2 cup mint simple syrup. Stir and garnish with a mint leaf… add more ice if needed. Enjoy!!
Photo Credit: Kurt Boomer Photography