This classic cocktail is best made with bourbon, though any whiskey will do in a pinch. For a nuanced take, try using Meyer lemons, a thin-skinned lemon-orange hybrid that adds a sweet herbal note that really brings out the flavors of a good bourbon.
- 2 parts Bourbon or Rye whiskey or Scotch or Irish whiskey or Blended whiskey or Japanese whisky
- ¾ part Lemon juice
- ¾ part Simple syrup or Lemon syrup or Oleo saccharum
Add all the ingredients plus ice to a shaker. Give it a few good shakes (you don’t want to water it down too much), and pour into a short glass over ice.
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