Whiskey, mint, sugar, and limes…what else do you need?!! Maybe some horse races. Otherwise this is a very refreshing cocktail perfect to kick off the warm weather.
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 ounces whiskey (I love Jameson–but pick your poison–traditionally Juleps use bourbon)
4 ounces soda water
1 sprig mint
In a small saucepan combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar and mint leaves. Bring to a slight boil until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to fully cool (about 20 minutes). Remove mint leaves.
In a pint glass, add ice and mix in whiskey, 2 ounces of minted simple syrup, and soda water. Squeeze in the juice of half of a lime and stir. Garnish with a mint sprig. Enjoy!