Weekend Cocktail: The Classic Whiskey Smash

Leah Bourne

smash cocktails 940 Weekend Cocktail: The Classic Whiskey Smash
Want to create a weekend cocktail that looks like it took a lot of work, but actually is just about as easy it gets? Look no further than The Classic Whiskey Smash. Impress your friends with this drink that really just takes a couple of minutes to perfect.
The Classic Whiskey Smash (pictured above)
1/4 Cup of Bourbon
7 Fresh Mint Leaves
1 Lemon Half
1 Tbsp. Simple Syrup
Crushed Ice
Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash the 7 fresh mint leaves, 1 lemon half, quartered lengthwise, and 1 Tbsp. Simple Syrup in a 16-oz. mixing glass or a cocktail shaker 4–5 times just to release juices and oils. Add 1/4 cup bourbon. Transfer to an Old Fashioned glass. Fill halfway with crushed ice, stir, then mound more crushed ice on top. Garnish with mint sprigs.
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