8 Fresh mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
1/4 oz simple syrup (or more to taste)
2 1/2 oz Kentucky Bourbon
finely crushed ice to fill glass, plus more ice for chilling
Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker. Add bourbon and plenty of ice. Stir until well chilled and strain into a julep cup or rocks glass filled to the top with finely crushed ice. Top off with a mound of ice over the top off the glass & garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.