1 small lemon, cut into quarters
2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
¾ oz Small Hand Foods Gum Syrup
several mint leaves
Place lemon wedges, whiskey and gum syrup into a mixing tin and muddle. Add mint leaves and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig.
Jerry Thomas, How To Mix Drinks, 1862