Gently muddle about half of your mint leaves. You want to release the minty flavor from the veins, but do so gently so as not to tear or bruise your mint. Tough muddling will cause your mint to taste more vegetal and could ruin your delicious cocktail.
Next, add your simple syrup & Pierside Bourbon. Stir to mix all 3 ingredients together.
Add half of the crushed ice and stir to mix.
Top with the rest of your crushed ice and garnish with the rest of your mint sprigs.
Enjoy in the sunshine and allow the crushed ice to slowly melt and transform every sip.