Not just for The Kentucky Derby! This cocktail is delightful all summer long.
- 2 parts bourbon Maker's Mark preferred
- 1/2 part simple syrup (heat equal amounts of water and sugar until sugar is dissolved; cool before using. Store in a covered glass jar in the refrigerator.)
- fresh mint leaves
Add all mint and simple syrup to a julep cup or rocks glass and gently muddle.
Fill glass with crushed ice and add bourbon.
Garnish with additional mint leaves.