A simple yet delightful drink the Whiskey Smash is like an American version of the Mojito, with mint and Bourbon. Truly wonderful.
- 4 lemon wedges
- 8 sprigs mint sprigs, divided use
- 2 ounces Bourbon
- 1/2 ounce Demerara syrup
- dash orange bitters
- Muddle lemon wedges hard in metal shaker to release essential oils from skins. Add 4 mint sprigs; bruise gently.
- Add Bourbon, Demerara syrup, orange bitters and 5 ice cubes; shake. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice; garnish with 3 mint sprigs.
- Spank remaining mint sprig (place in palm and slap sprig with other hand to release oils over drink); discard spanked mint. Serve.