With Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, I felt inspired to try to make Mint Juleps and they were so yummy!
1 cup water, plus more for diluting
1 cup sugar
About 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
Kentucky bourbon or whiskey (shhh...don't tell. I only had Canadian whiskey)
Mint for garnish
Mix 1 cup water, sugar and mint leaves in sauce pan over medium high heat until boiling and sugar is dissolved. Boil for 3 or 4 minutes and remove from heat. Let syrup cool.
Pour one part syrup and one part whiskey over crushed ice. Add a splash or two of cool water and stir. Adjust final drink proportions according to taste. Garnish with a sprig of mint, put on your big hat and watch the derby!
image source for hat pic