Fresh mint leaves Bourbon Sweet tea Crushed iced (not cubed) Fresh mint sprig Lemon wheel or wedge
Add mint leaves and bourbon to a julep cup. Muddle to release the mint oil. Note: If you don't have a julep cup, an old fashioned glass works well.
Pour in the sweet tea and fill the glass halfway with crushed ice. Stir to chill and melt some of the ice. Fill the rest of the glass with more crushed ice, forming a mound at the top.
Place a mint sprig in the palm of your hand. Quickly clap over the mint with the other hand to release its fragrance. Garnish with the mint and lemon.