The Ultimate Derby Julep

8 to 10 mint leaves
1 Sprig of mint for garnish
1 Tablespoon sugar, more or less to taste
1 1/2 Ounce clean fresh Kentucky spring water
3 Ounce premium Bourbon
Crushed ice

Step 1:
Rinse the mint and don’t dry it. The water helps flavor the cocktail.

Step 2:
Put the leaves in a 12 ounce cocktail glass and pour the sugar on top. Muddle them together with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon.

Step 3:
When the leaves and wet sugar begin to turn to paste, add water and bourbon, and stir with a fork until the sugar dissolves.

Step 4:
Top with crushed ice and garnish with the sprig of mint.

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