Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 to 8 mint leaves

  2. 1 tablespoon sugar

  3. Crushed ice

  4. 2 1/2 ounces bourbon

  5. Splash Simple Syrup , recipe follows

  6. Sprig mint, for garnish

  7. 1 cup sugar

  8. 1 cup water

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. 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.

  2. With a long-handled spoon, jiggle (not stir) to chill and mix. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Sip.

  3. 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.

  4. Yield: About 1 1/2 cups simple syrup


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