Prepare Mint Syrup at least a day before using. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
In a large bowl, place the watermelon pieces. Gently stir in the chopped mint leaves. Stir in the Mint Simple Syrup and bourbon. Taste to decide if you want to add more bourbon!
Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour for the juices and the watermelon to mix.
Serve in decorative glasses or bowls. Garnish with an mint sprig before serving.
Makes 4 servings.
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and water. Boil for 5 minutes, without stirring. Remove from heat an pour over a handful of mint leaves and gently crush the mint with a spoon.
Refrigerator syrup mixture overnight in a closed jar. Remove mint leaves and continue to refrigerate. This syrup mixture will keep for several weeks.
Substitution for Mint Syrup: Purchase a bottle of mint syrup (used for flavoring espresso drinks and Italian sodas). NOTE: Mint Syrup is easier to use, but the taste is not as great!
Makes enough syrup for approximately 8 servings.
* Amount of simple syrup used will depend on how much watermelon you are using.
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