4 ounces bourbon whiskey
5 or 6 mint leaves plus 1 or 2 for garnish
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 - Crush mint leave and sugar in a "pre-frosted" glass.
(Note: some say use whole mint leaves without crushing)
2 - Add the bourbon whiskey and fill glass with crushed ice.
3 - Stir until the glass starts to frost then add some more.
4 - Garnish with mint leaves.
Note - Many variations and preparation methods are to be seen. Some say "don't bruise
the mint leaves, others say crush them. In Kentucky using anything but bourbon would be heretical
but others mention mixtures with brandy, and or rum. The best traditional recipe for the mint julep
would probably be found near Churchill Downs at Kentucky Derby time. Ask your bartender!