Mint juleps are classically made in a silver tumbler. If you do not have one, use an 8-ounce glass.
- 6 to 7 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- 2 teaspoons turbinado sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 shot bourbon, about 1 1/2 ounces
- Confectioner's sugar, for garnish (optional)
Combine mint leaves, 2 tablespoons water, and sugar in a mint julep glass. Gently bruise the mint with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Fill glass with crushed iced. Pour bourbon over ice. Garnish with mint leaves and confectioners' sugar.