The Whiskey Smash

3-4 whole strawberries
3 lemon wedges
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) simple syrup or maple syrup
2 ounces bourbon
Crushed ice, for serving

1.Place the strawberries, lemon wedges, and simple syrup in one half of a cocktail shaker or glass.

2.Muddle (smash) the berries and lemon wedges with a muddler or wooden spoon.

3.Add the bourbon and fill the shaker with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. If desired, add a splash of soda water. Garnish with lemon wedges and mint leaves, if desired.