8 fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon simple syrup (recipe below)
2 ounces bourbon
Mint sprig for garnish
In a silver julep cup, add mint leaves and simple syrup and muddle together. Fill with crushed ice and pour in bourbon. Garnish with mint sprig and serve immediately.
Yield: 1 serving
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer several minutes until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let syrup cool. Pour into a jar and refrigerate until ready to use.