Take one Collins glass (a largeish tumbler)
Put the sugar into the glass - stir in the water until the sugar dissolves.
Bruise the mint leaves with your fingers and add to the glass - allow to steep.
Put some crushed ice into the bottom of the glass.
Fill up the glass with more crushed ice.
Pour the bourbon over and stir.
Serve with a straw you can garnish with a mint leaf if you like.
Original Mint Julep
As above - make the sugar into a syrup or dissolve with a little club soda.
Add the bruised mint leaves - this will release the oils and scent.
Top up the glass with ice and pour over the bourbon.
Top up with club soda - another mint leaf if you like and serve.
Southern Mint Julep
Make as above, but with the mixture being bourbon and southern comfort - would imagine this would be really potent!
Club soda is plain carbonated water for those outside the US
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By Liz Alderson
Wonderful Mint Julep, three variations from the classic with Bourbon to a Southern variation..
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Main Ingredient: Bourbon