PreparationCombine 2 cups water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. (bb note: called Simple Syrup. Or Symple Sirup) once you've had a few) Add mint (bb note: I'd muddle it a bit to make it x-tra minty); bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cover and steep 30 minutes. Pour mint syrup through a fine wire-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth. Let cool.
Combine syrup and bourbon. Pour into a sterilized bottle; cover tightly, and chill at least 1 month. (bb note: uhh-for real? Who has time for that? I say drink up now before it's too late) Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
Makes 4 cups (bb says: so better get crackin' on the rest--just buy a lot of mint today is all I'm saying)