2 oz J.P Trodden Black Label Bourbon or Bolster Road Maple Rye
¾ oz Lemon Juice (fresh, or a high quality, not-from-concentrate juice)
¾ oz Honey Simple Syrup (equal parts honey & water, dissolved over heat; store for 5 days in sealed jar in the refrigerator)
Garnish: Lemon slice
A variation on the Bees Knees: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and give it a good shake for about 20 seconds (the honey syrup is quite viscous and needs a good shake to emulsify into the drink). Strain into an Old Fashioned glass with a large ice cube and garnish with a lemon slice.