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Tonight, I made some Southern Boys!  It's a damp rainy September night and this drink is helping bring back a taste of summer...well, that and we'll be watching the latest train wreck installment of Jersey Shore that we have on the dvr!

Cheers and enjoy...Martha

The Southern Boy

7 mint leaves
simple syrup
lime wedges
Maker's Mark bourbon
ginger ale
ice

Tear up the mint leaves and put them in the bottom of a tall glass.  Add 1-2 table spoons full of simple syrup (depending on how sweet you like things) and muddle the mint (you can use a wooden spoon if you don't won a muddler).  Add about 1-2 ounces (or a jigger) of Maker's Mark.  Fill glass with ice, fill with ginger ale. Squeeze a wedge of lime into the glass and drop it in. Stir once and enjoy!