|Sugar syrup||1 Teaspoon|
|Mint sprig||2 Ounce (Bourbon Sprig)|
One hour before serving a julep, place an 8 ounce tumbler or julep mug in the refrigerator.
In a heavy bar glass used for mixing, combine sugar syrup, mint leaves and bitters.
Bruise the mint with a muddler without crushing or tearing the leaves.
Add bourbon and stir gently.
Remove the julep glass from the refrigerator and place on a tray for easy handling.
Without touching the outside of the glass, pack with crushed ice.
Strain the contents of the bar glass over the ice and churn up and down with a long bar spoon for a few minutes.
As the ice settles, add more ice to fill the glass.
Top with additional bourbon.
Continue to churn until the glass begins to frost.
Insert a cocktail straw and place in the freezer for 10 minutes or until deeply frosted.
Garnish with an additional mint sprig just before serving.
Serve with a coaster and papernapkin for easier handling