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To make simple syrup simply heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar over medium heat until reduced by half.
Place mint leaves and simple syrup in a glass and gently press the leaves with the back of spoon to release flavors.
Fill glass tightly with ice.
Pour bourbon over ice.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with additional mint leaves as desired.