Source: The Bartender's Guide: How To Mix Drinks page: 15
1 wine-glass Scotch whisky(or Irish)
Ingredient: Scotch whiskyAlso Known As: Scotch What it is: Whiskey
Whisky made in Scotland, divided into four distinct categories: single malt, vatted malt (also called "pure malt"), blended and single grain. Malt whisky must contain no grain other than malted barley and is traditionally distilled in pot stills. Older recipes typically call for strong, smokey single malt Scotch. By the early 1900s blended Scotch was more often used.
2 wine-glass waterboiling
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.
sugarto taste(Use small bar glass.)
Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.
Dissolve the sugar well with 1 wine-glass of the water, then pour in the whiskey, and add the balance of the water, sweeten to taste, and put in a small piece of lemon rind, or a thin slice of lemon.