Despite what some might tell you, a Mint Julep is not a Mojito made with bourbon. It's also definitely not a mojito made with bourbon, sour mix, Rose's lime juice and Sprite. Like most great cocktails, the Mint Julep is painfully easy to make - and just as easy to screw up. Hopefully this recipe will steer you in the right direction.
12 - 20 mint leaves
1 tsp. 2:1 simple syrup
2 oz Bourbon
Muddle mint leaves and simple syrup in a mint julep cup or old fashioned glass.
Fill cup or glass with crushed ice.
Garnish with a bunch of mint sprigs.