3/4 oz. simple syrup
Half of one lemon, cut into wedges
8 mint leaves
Mint sprig for garnish
Place mint leaves, lemon, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Smash (muddle). Add the Whiskey Alternative and ice. Shake for 30 seconds. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass with ice. Slap the mint sprig to express its oils and garnish.