Whiskey Smash

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 2 pieces Lemon
  • 2 to 3 leaves Mint
  • .75 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1.5 ounces Maker's Mark Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 ounce Water
  • Sprig of Mint

Muddle the lemon, mint leaves, water, and Simple Syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add the bourbon and shake. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with the mint sprig.

For a tasty alternative, try substituting orange curaƧao for the Simple Syrup.