Our first President enjoyed ale and wine, but he also loved to sip on champagne. He was not against giving his troops rum or whiskey in battle and often requested rum from Congress. However, he did control how much they could have — everything in moderation.
Combine 4 mint leaves with the sugar and a few drops of water, and muddle well. Add the bourbon, and stir well. Strain into a collins glass, add ice cubs and the champagne. Garnish with 2 mint leaves and serve.