At Whiskey School Martha learned that in the early 1700's the good people of Virginia drank Mint Juleps at breakfast! (Good heavens those people all must have been half in the bag by lunch.) Though it wasn't until the 1930's that it was made with bourbon, prior to that it was made with cognac. Here's Elayne Duke's recipe for the Kentucky Derby favorite: Mint Julep.
8-10 leaves of mint
2 oz Bulleit
.5 oz Demarea Sugar Syrup
Glass: Julep Cup or Rocks Glass
Garnish: 1-2 stalks of fresh mint
Directions: Muddle mint leaves in your rocks glass, then add bourbon, sugar syrup ad crushed ice. stir until well-chilled and garnish with mint stalks.