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This delightfully refreshing cocktail is a cross between a mint julep and a whiskey bitter so after all I find it irresistible! You recognize I’m such a bourbon gal. This drink is much less minty than a julep and the contemporary lemon juice actually lights up the bourbon/whiskey by fairly a bit. It is a improbable cocktail to make all summer time lengthy!

Whiskey Smash Cocktail

I wrote this up for a single cocktail however after all, the recipe simply doubles/triples/quadruples. Plan on 2 mint sprigs per cocktail. You’ll pluck the leaves off of 1 sprig for the recipe and have a garnish sprig for serving. (Tip: pluck the underside leaves off of the garnish sprig to make use of as a part of your 10 leaves.)

Whiskey Smash Cocktail

I develop mint – one thing I really want to jot down an article about – an all the time have an abundance available. English mint will get all of the glory however personally, I feel my mojito mint tastes even higher in order that’s what I used. In case you’ve by no means grown mojito mint earlier than – give it a strive! Mint couldn’t be simpler to develop and is scrumptious in so many dishes.

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Whiskey Smash Cocktail

I lastly opened “The Artist” 100 rye whiskey by Nonetheless Austin Whiskey Co. for this recipe and wow, that is good whiskey. It’s mild and zesty with hints of orange and apricot. It’s completely phenomenal on this cocktail! I want I may seize this scent in a candle. In case you’ve by no means tried Nonetheless Austin earlier than, I extremely advocate it. I’ve actually by no means tried something from them that I wasn’t obsessive about.

Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Whiskey Smash
10 mint leaves
1 lemon wedge
3/4 oz easy syrup (see under)
2 oz bourbon or whiskey
Non-compulsory: mint sprig for garnish

  1. Place mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and squeeze lemon juice on high. Muddle mint leaves and lemon juice till mint has spoken down, then add easy syrup, bourbon, and ice. Shake nicely, then pressure into old school glass stuffed with crushed ice. Garnish with an extra mint sprig.

make easy syrup: merely mix a 1:1 ratio of granulated sugar and water (instance: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar) in a sauce pan and prepare dinner over medium warmth till it’s utterly clear. Cool utterly earlier than utilizing. Easy syrup retains in a jar within the fridge for week! I all the time have some available for cocktails.

For 2 cocktails: 4 mint sprigs, 2 lemon wedges, 1.5 oz easy syrup, 4 oz bourbon/whiskey
For 4 cocktails: 8 mint sprigs, 1 lemon, 3 oz easy syrup, 8 oz bourbon/whiskey

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Completely happy shaking,

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