The Perfect Mint Julep
3 oz Bourbon (such as Old Forrester, Four Roses, or Maker’s Mark)
1 oz Simple Syrup
8-10 Mint Sprigs
Place 8 mint sprigs at the bottom of your julep cup (these from Amazon are adorable but we like to use or Derby glasses from a few years back!). Lightly muddle (or bruise) the mint leaves without tearing them.
Add the simple syrup and bourbon and top with crushed ice until mounted above the rim.
Garnish with the remaining mint and a straw. Enjoy!