Mint Julep

This is a great drink to enjoy on Kentucky Derby Day (the first Saturday in May) or any day.

3 ounces Kentucky bourbon

6 fresh mint sprigs

1 teaspoon superfine sugar

crushed ice

Muddle 4 of the mint sprigs with the sugar in the bottom of a rocks glass. Fill the glass almost completely with crushed ice. Add the bourbon, stir with two short straws or a cocktail stirrer, and garnish with the reaming two mint sprigs.

My Favorite Kentucky bourbon is Makers Mark which can be found in most liquor stores in the US or Europe.