A Manhattan is pretty simple. Bitters, whisky, and vermouth.
Another simple one is called a Whiskey Smash and I found a recipe in Bon Appetit magazine.
- 7 fresh mint leaves
- Half a lemon
- 1 tbsp simple syrup (or make your own simple syrup)
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- Crushed ice
Mash the leaves and the lemon along with the tablespoon of simple syrup. Add the bourbon or some other whisky. Transfer to a glass filled halfway with crushed ice.
Boom. Simple. Tasty.