- 1 tsp castor sugar
- 2 tsp water
- 3–4 sprigs of mint
- 45 ml whiskey
- crushed ice
- Muddle together the mint, sugar and water to extract the mint flavour.
- Add the whiskey and shake well.
- Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.
For this recipe we went back to an original source, Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide (1887). A look online seems to have citrus (typically lemon) added in to more modern versions of this cocktail.