Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe - bourbon, mint, water and sugar - super simple bourbon cocktail! A must for your Kentucky Derby parties!
½cuproughly chopped fresh mint leaves
8sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish
Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow syrup to cool, approximately 1 hour. Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves.
Fill eight cups with crushed ice and pour 4-oz of bourbon and 2-oz mint syrup in each. Top each cup with a mint sprig.