HHow to Make the Classic Mint Julep of Kentucky Derby

Gather your ingredients for this wonderfully minty cocktail.

Make the simple syrup with equal parts water and sugar.  Cook until sugar dissolves and the syrup starts to thicken.

Add 1 1/2 ounce of simple syrup and mint leaves.  Muddle the leaves to bring out that minty flavor.

Add 2 1/2 ounces of bourbon and crushed ice.  Garnish with a sprig of mint.  Enjoy!