A well-balanced cocktail with the sweetness of sugar, the tartness of lemon, and the rich flavour of whisky
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add the whiskey, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
Shake vigorously until well-chilled.
Strain the cocktail into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
Garnish with a lemon wheel or a cherry if desired.