My Grandma Bryant's recipe...

Syrup
1.5 to 2 cups sugar
1 cup cold water
6 to 8 sprigs of fresh mint

Boil water and sugar. Let the mixture cool. Add mint to the mixture and let it sit for 12 hours, stirring a couple times during this period. Strain through fine sieve or cheesecloth. Makes approximately one cup of syrup.

Mint Julep
1 oz syrup
2 oz bourbon

Serve over crushed ice. Adorn with 1 sprig of mint. Sprinkle powdered sugar on sprig of mint.