Mint Julep Kentucky Style
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
2 cups water, heated
2 cups sugar
First, make syrup:
Heat water. Whisk in sugar. Remove from heat. Add mint & allow to steep for at least 20 minutes.
For each Mint Julep:
Add cracked ice to Julep tumbler or glass. Add 1 1/2 oz Bourbon. Add 2 1/2 teaspoons syrup. Stir lightly. Garnish with fresh mint leaf.
Mint Juleps are traditionally served with two short straws.