For our Derby Day Tradition, my former neighbor Karen always made the mint juleps. Here's her recipe (and these are way too drinkable!).
3 c. water
2 c. sugar
1 package of mint
Bring the sugar and water to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Pour over mint leaves and steep until ready to serve!
Mint Juleps: a 1-to-1 ratio of mint syrup and bourbon. Fill a glass with ice and pour half bourbon/half syrup over. Enjoy