Mint Julep

Makes 1 serving. Recipe is from Woodford Reserve bourbon.

Broken or crushed ice

3 ozs. Woodford Reserve

2 tbls. mint syrup (see recipe)

1 sprig mint

1. Fill a glass or julep cup with broken or crushed ice.

2. Add the bourbon and mint syrup and stir gently until the cup is frosted. Garnish with 1 sprig of mint.

Mint Syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes; do not stir. Pour over 13 sprigs of mint in a heatproof bowl, gently crushing the mint with the back of a spoon. Chill, covered, for 8 to 10 hours. Strain, discarding the mint.