The mint julep is the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.
Ingredients 2 tablespoons superfine sugar2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice24 mint leaves , plus 4 sprigs for garnish2 cups finely crushed ice1 cup bourbon
Combine sugar, lemon juice and mint leaves in a pitcher.
Crush with a wooden spoon.
Add ice and bourbon; mix well.
Pour into silver julep cups or tumbler, garnish with mint sprigs and serve.