1) Put on a kettle of water to boil.
2) Juice of 1 whole organic lemon. Heat the lemon juice in an 8 oz coffee mug (or similar) for 30” in a microwave. But before you do this, make a simple syrup.
I typically make this simple syrup with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water, boil …then add a couple dashes of cardamom (It’ll keep for a few days in the fridge if you don’t use it up. Boil again before use). Use hot. The cardamom is key. Add two table spoons of the simple syrup to the lemon juice.
3) Next, pour 1.5 oz bourbon – a good bourbon (just not TOO good) into the hot lemon juice/simple syrup.
4) Lastly, fill with boiling water to the rim of your mug. Stir. Sip.
5) Repeat as necessary.