For the Julep Mix:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 cup loosely packed mint leaves For the Julep itself:
2 ounces Julep Mix
2 ounces bourbon
1 cup cracked ice
1) To prepare the julep mix, combine the water and vegan sugar together and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat and add the mint leaves, stir, and let steep for 2 hours. Strain, and save the mint syrup.
2) To make a julep, put a cup of crushed ice in a glass, add the julep mixture and of bourbon and stir.