You need more mint than you think. Muddle ten leaves and garnish with another ten leaves. Also, make sure to keep the bourbon cheap. I recommend Old Crow Reserve 86, but any 100 proof whiskey will work too.
In honor of this weekend's Kentucky Derby, here's a classic mint julep recipe. Mint and sugar perfectly cut the smokiness of bourbon. Extra points if you can come up with a true metal julep cup like this one: epi.us/jYavFh
A beautiful summer drink. More American than apple pie. It blossoms and refreshes when prepared properly. Cons: As I'd advise with any bourbon drink, my caveat is the high potential for a profound and tenacious hangover. Treat this drink with respect.