- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (about 16), plus 2 fresh mint sprigs
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 ounces bourbon
- crushed ice
- In a mint julep cup or thick glass, muddle the mint leaves and sugar with 1 teaspoon water until the sugar is dissolved, 1 minute. Pack the glass with crushed ice and top with the bourbon. Serve garnished with the mint sprigs.