Fancy Mint Julep

The drink for Kentucky Colonels, or Derby Day!
2ozBourbon (Something good, pref. high proof)
14ozSimple syrup (mint infused (see note))
2spgMint (garnish)
1pnFine sugar (garnish)
Mix bourbon and cold mint syrup in a small pitcher. Pack a metal Julep cup with shaved ice, pressing the ice down to compact it. At the rim of the glass, press mint garnish around edges so that it forms a wreath. Add bourbon and mint syrup, dust with a bit of powdered sugar, and drink through a straw cut 1 inch higher than the glass.
To make mint syrup, take the leaves off of 4 sprigs of mint, place in a small bowl, and pour 1 cup of 2:1 simple syrup over the leaves. Let steep for 15 minutes, strain the syrup, and chill. Obviously, high quality Bourbon is the way to go here. Pappy 15, George T Stagg, pick something nice.
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Created byBooker Noe, former Master Distiller at Jim Beam
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
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Zachary Pearson on 05/04/2011

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