Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby

Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

 

Total time: 5 minutes, plus more for simple syrup preparation

2 tablespoons Simple Syrup

4 fresh mint sprigs

Shaved ice

2/3 cup bourbon

Powdered sugar

Mint leaves

Pour 1 tablespoon Simple Syrup into tall glass. Add 2 sprigs mint, crushed slightly. Add ice. Stir in 1/3 cup bourbon. Add more ice to fill glass. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with mint.

Repeat with remaining ingredients. Makes 2 servings.

Simple Syrup

1 cup boiling water

1 cup sugar

Stir boiling water into sugar until sugar dissolves. Simple syrup will keep almost indefinitely refrigerated in covered container.