- 6 to 8 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Crushed ice
- 2 1/2 ounces bourbon
- Splash Simple Syrup, recipe follows
- Sprig mint, for garnish
Put the mint leaves and the sugar in the bottom of a tall glass. With the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash the leaves to extract the flavor. Fill the glass with crushed (not cubed) ice. Pour in the bourbon. Top with a splash of simple syrup.
With a long-handled spoon, jiggle (not stir) to chill and mix. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Sip.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely.
Yield: About 1 1/2 cups simple syrup