Place mint leaves and mint simple syrup in a chilled julep cup. Gently press leaves against cup with back of spoon to release flavors. Pack cup tightly with crushed ice; pour bourbon over ice. Insert straw, place mint sprig directly next to straw, and serve immediately. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
Softly boil water, sugar and mint leaves until flavour level has been reached. Strain mint leaves out and cool in glass jar. Can be stored for a couple of weeks in a sealed container in the fridge.
Join us for Cocktails from the South on May 30th!