A julep with a bite.
Fresh mint (2 sprigs)
1 1/2 ounces of Kentucky bourbon
3/4 ounces of Lemongrass-Ginger Simple Syrup
Add the mint and ice to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add bourbon and simple syrup and shake vigorously. Mixture goes into a Collins glass. Add club soda and lime to finish.
To make Lemongrass-Ginger Simple Syrup
6 stalks of lemongrass
2 cups of sugar
Slice of ginger
Cut lemongrass so you have the bases only. Combine lemongrass, sugar, 2 cups of water and ginger into a saucepan. Simmer on heat until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat afterward and let syrup sit for 30-40 minutes then strain.
via The Food Network