The mint julep is a classic icy cocktail that will have your guests lined up at the bar. One of the beauties of the mint julep is just how simple it is. All you need is some bourbon, ice, sugar, and the belle of the ball, fresh mint. Take about a teaspoon of sugar and five or six mint sprigs and place them in a short cocktail glass. Muddle the two together lightly and then add the ice on top, then add your favorite Kentucky bourbon. Other versions include a pre-mixed simple syrup in place of the sugar.