Mint Julep Martini
For one drink: Put 6 to 8 mint leaves, 1 tablespoon simple syrup and crushed ice in the bottom of a tall glass. With the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the leaves to extract the flavor. Add 2 ounces vodka and shake several times. Strain into a chilled martini glasses and garnish with a small mint sprig.
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse, 1999