Celebrate the Kentucky Derby with this classic Southern cocktail.
In a large saucepan, boil 4 cups water. Add sugar; stir to dissolve. Remove from heat; add teabags. Steep 10 minutes; discard teabags. Add 4 cups cold water; transfer to a pitcher, and chill. Add mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, crush mint until fragrant; stir in bourbon. Serve over ice.