- 25 fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 cup simple syrup, (equal amounts sugar and water simmered until sugar dissolves)
- 3 cups ice
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- Mint sprigs, for garnish
In the bottom of a tall glass, combine mint leaves and simple syrup and crush leaves with the handle of a wooden spoon -- the more you mash the leaves, the more mint flavor you will extract. In a blender combine the simple syrup, ice, and bourbon and blend on the "ice crush" setting until ice is finely chopped and smooth.