Unlike the sweet neon green concoction that you order at the bar, this is a refreshingly tart version that puts the former version to shame. This is a great cocktail on it's own or enjoyed with Mashuganuts or spiced olives.
1 1/2 oz Whisky (I prefer Maker's Mark Bourbon Whisky)
1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz Simple Syrup (recipe below)
Maraschino cherry to garnish
Combine Whisky, lemon juice and simple syrup, in a martini shaker with ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass, and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
In a pot bring sugar and water to a boil over high heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Once sugar is dissolved turn heat down to medium let simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Any unused syrup can be kept in the fridge and stored for future use.