In a Julep cup or rocks glass, lightly muddle the mint and syrup. Add the bourbon and pack tightly with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside. Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome and garnish with a few drops of bitters, if desired, and a mint sprig.
Watch Liquor.com advisory board member Dushan Zaric make a proper Mint Julep in our How to Cocktail video.
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