- 2 oz. bourbon whiskey
- 3/4 oz. simple syrup
- 1/4 lemon
- mint leaves
Slice the lemon quarter into three wedges. Rinse off a couple sprigs of mint (or just one if foregoing the garnish). Throw the mint leaves in a cocktail shaker (I usually use six leaves or so, but adjust to taste). Add the lemon wedges and simple syrup, then muddle. Finally, add the whiskey and some ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is nice and frosty. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, add the second sprig of mint as a garnish (if desired), and enjoy.
If you only have bottled lemon juice, 3/4 oz. should do it but feel free to experiment. You can also play around with the amount of simple syrup - anywhere from 1/2 oz. to a full 1 oz. should be fine.
If you don't like little bits of mint in your drink, pour through a fine-mesh strainer between the regular strainer and your glass.