Smashes are awesome. They’re simple and easy to make; as Emily Bihl pointed out in her “Smash with a Splash” guest post, “you just mash all the good bits into a pulp at the bottom.” Also, it’s really fun to say “whiskey smash!” You can even scream it the way you might yell “HULKSMASH! RAAAWWWWWWWGGGHHHH!” Not that I did that or anything, just that you could, if you want to, you know…Anyhoo, here’s how I made it.
5 mint leaves
1 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. bourbon
Cut the lemon into quarters, muddle 3 of the quarters in the bottom of a mixing glass. Gently muddle the mint leaves on top of the lemon. Add the simple syrup and bourbon, and shake with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist and mint sprig, rubbing the mint leaves gently to release some of the scent.
We used Woodford Reserve for its full, gentle flavor and vanilla sweetness. I imagine any quality bourbon will make a quality smash, though, so feel free to substitute to your preference.blog comments powered by Disqus