First cited in a newspaper in Wisconsin in the 1870’s this cocktail has become a favorite for college students and those averse to the taste of alcohol. Ship steward Elliott Stubb is accredited to inventing this drink (as well as the Pisco Sour). Whether he was a master mixologist or just trying to find a choice cure to scurvy on board, this Englishman created a concoction that has become one of the most popular whiskey-based cocktails of all time.
1.0 oz simple syrup
1.0 oz lemon juice
2.0 oz bourbon
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice, or as the cool kids call it “on the rocks.”
Garnish with a lemon wedge (or more traditionally an orange slice) and cherry and enjoy!
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