There is some controversy in the mint julep community about whether the mint should be muddled or served as a garnish. To maximize the potency of the mint (and make sure no one is happy) this recipe does both and uses mint simple syrup.
- 3, 2-3 inch fresh sprigs of mint
- 1 ounce mint simple syrup
- crushed ice
- 2.5 ounces of straight bourbon whiskey
- In the bottom of a julep cup or collins glass, muddle two sprigs of mint and simple syrup.
- Fill the glass with crushed ice and add the bourbon.
- Garnish with remaining sprigs of mint and serve with a straw.