When Martha made this cocktail at "Whiskey School" (aka: a class called "The Cocktails that made Whiskey Famous" at the Astor Center) she used the hugest, juiciest lemons ever...and the drink was way too tart! If this happens to you just add a little more simple syrup, to taste!
Martha thought the drink tasted a bit like Fruity Pebbles. (She has a secret love of crappy sugar cereal!) Enjoy!
This is Elayne Duke, "Sommelier of Spirits" recipe for The Whiskey Smash
1 oz simple syrup
6 lemon quarters
5 mint leaves, plus one sprig for garnish
Muddle lemon, simple syrup and mint in a mixing glass, then add ice and Dickel-shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.