A simple yet delightful drink the Whiskey Smash is like an American version of the Mojito, with mint and Bourbon. Truly wonderful.
Whiskey Smash

Whiskey Smash
Recipe type: Alcoholic Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 8 sprigs mint sprigs, divided use
  • 2 ounces Bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Demerara syrup
  • dash orange bitters
  1. Muddle lemon wedges hard in metal shaker to release essential oils from skins. Add 4 mint sprigs; bruise gently.
  2. Add Bourbon, Demerara syrup, orange bitters and 5 ice cubes; shake. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice; garnish with 3 mint sprigs.
  3. Spank remaining mint sprig (place in palm and slap sprig with other hand to release oils over drink); discard spanked mint. Serve.


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