6–7 fresh mint leaves 1 Tbsp. simple syrup 2 oz. bourbon Crushed ice Tools: barspoon Glass: silver julep cup (or highball) Garnish: mint sprig
Combine mint leaves, syrup and bourbon in a glass. Using a bar spoon, crush the mint to release its essence into the liquid. Fill the glass with ice. Gently press the spoon into the ice, shaking it to incorporate the bourbon-syrup mixture. Garnish.