We wouldn't normally think of this as a winter drink since it evokes the Kentucky Derby and large spring hats. But, given our new addition of a bottle of Maker's Mark, we were looking for bourbon recipes to play with. This drink is strong, refreshing and not overwhelmingly minty. Did we mention strong? Cheers!
4 Fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz. Bourbon
2 Level teaspoons powdered sugar
2 Teaspoons water
Muddle the mint, sugar and water in a glass. (If you don't have a muddler, the back of a wooden spoon works fine.) Add crushed ice and pour in the bourbon.