- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups water, heated
- 2 cups sugar
- Cracked ice
- Heat water. Whisk in sugar and heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Add mint and let the mixture steep for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Add cracked or crushed ice to Julep tumbler or glass. Add 1 1/2 ounces of Kentucky Bourbon. Add 2 1/2 teaspoons syrup, or to taste. Stir lightly.
- Garnish with fresh mint leaf and serve with a straw.
The Mint Julep is traditionally enjoyed when served in a silver julep cup, but feel free to serve it in glass tumblers.