Add a ½ cup of crushed ice into the bottom of a chilled julep cup. Pour in bourbon and simple syrup, stir, and garnish with mint sprig. Sip and enjoy.
Mint Julep Shopping Tip
Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.
Mint Julep Cooking Tip
Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.