Since this got lost in the comment section of a previous post, people are having a difficult time finding it. By popular demand... here it is again. Enjoy!
Here's my recipe. First, actual Derby glasses are a big plus. Pre-chilled. Second, don't skimp on the bourbon. I use Woodford Reserve but Jim Beam is okay.
1. Crushed Ice (Sonic Ice by the bag is great.)
2. Sprigs of mint
3. 1-1/2 tsp. Simple Syrup (Recipe Below)
4. Bourbon to at least 3/4 full. (To top is traditional but those are really strong.)
To begin take a sprig of mint and rub the interior walls of Glass . Be careful not to mince or crush leaves. Its the fragrant taste we are seeking. Pack glasses or tumblers with crushed ice & put in about 1 1/2 teaspoon of simple syrup. Fill glass with Bourbon. Stir until a frost appears and add topleaf sprigs of mint about 3 inches long. Enjoy!
But not too much...they are dangerous. Just ask the Austrialian couple that sat with us at the Breeders Cup.
Brew equal parts of sugar and water to the consistency of honey.