1.3 oz Bulleit Bourbon
.75 oz simple syrup or a teaspoon sugar
4 mint leaves and a sprig of mint (use tender, young sprigs, which last longer and look better)
Prepare some very cold very dry crushed ice with chunks of ice and a canvas ice bag. “Bruise” the mint leaves in the bottom of a julep cup with sugar syrup. Add ice to the three quarter mark and half of the bourbon. Stir to chill the julep cup. Top off with more powdered ice and the remaining bourbon and continue to stir until the outside of the cup begins to freeze. Garnish with the mint sprig and set aside to rest while the julep cup freezes over on the outside. Pick up carefully to imbibe.