Mint Juleps

-To make the mint syrup combine the following in a small saucepan:

2 cups water

2 cups white sugar

½ cup fresh mint

-Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved.

-Allow syrup to cool overnight in the fridge.

-Pour syrup through a strainer to remove mint leaves

-Fill eight cups or frozen goblets with crushed ice and pour in the following:

3 ounces of Kentucky bourbon

¼ cup mint syrup in each.

-Top each cup with some sparkling water and a mint sprig.