INGREDIENTS:3 lemon wedges
2 ounces bourbon
¾ ounce simple syrup
4 mint leaves
Garnish: mint sprig
½ cup sugar
½ cup boiling water
¾ cup mint leaves
Start with the simple syrup.
Combine the sugar and mint in a bowl.
Add ½ cup boiling water and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Steep the mint leaves for 15 minutes.
Strain into a jar, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Muddle the lemon in a shaker.
Combine syrup and the remaining ingredients with ice and shake.
Double-strain into a rocks glass over ice.
Slap a mint sprig on the back of your hand and use as a garnish.