And it's only the middle of May. August is going to be a right proper kick in the shorts.
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
6 sprigs of mint, gently bruised.
Mix the sugar and water together, and boil for five minutes. Cool, add the mint sprigs and place in the 'fridge overnight.
When required, take some mint leaves(how many depends on how much minty-ness you're looking for, I go for two or three) and gently crush them on the inside of a glass. Leave at the bottom of the glass, fill with crushed ice and add one table spoon of the syrup mix. Top with two ounces of good bourbon (I prefer Maker's Mark). Stir rapidly, and garnish with a sprig of mint.
Voila! Mint julep.