I love to watch horse races and of course the Kentucky Derby is my favorite. One year, I decided to drink a Mint Julep while enjoying the festivities of race day. It took me many, many attempts until I finally decided on this recipe. This is the one I like. I hope you do too.
Place the mint leaves in the bottom of the cup to muddle. (Don't tear the leaves) Set aside one leaf for garnish.
Add 1 ounce of Simple Syrup. (you may add more or less if you like) Add the Bourbon. Add crushed ice and stir for about 30 seconds. Add more crushed ice and stir again. The ice will dilute the drink and frost the cup and that's what you want.
Garnish with a mint leaf.
COOKS NOTE: The proper cup to use is a silver or pewter. I believe they can be purchased at your local BEVMO.