Languid days on the veranda or patio are always more enjoyable with a long mint-scented drink.


3 mint
2 teaspoons cold water
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
crushed ice
2 1/2 oz bourbon

Tear off leaves of 2 of the mint sprigs and place in bottom of a tall glass. Add water and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved and mint is bruised. Fill glass with finely crushed ice and pour bourbon over. Stir and garnish with remaining mint. Serve with a straw.

Portion size: 1 serving

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