I have always loved coming up with new ideas for cocktails and experimenting with recipes. And so naturally after having a few drinks, I tend to get antsy about ordering someone else's creation and want to try one of my own instead. Well, that's exactly what happened one night when I was at a bar with a friend. After drifting around the bar for a few hours, she found me in the crowd and asked what I was drinking. My response? "I don't know, I think a vodka tonic."
"Wow," she said, "that's pretty girly." It was.
Determined to order a much manlier drink, I stormed over to the bar and demanded bourbon. Bourbon is manly. And gin! Gin is also manly. I asked to have some simple syrup and some lemon mixed in (so that I wouldn't be drinking straight gasoline). The result is quite possibly the manliest drink ever, and my favorite drink to date. Be warned though, like the real thing, it's usually best to only have one mustache at a time. Two, and you start to look like a fool.
Combine gin, bourbon, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a shaker with ice. Shake hard and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.