Whiskey Smash

Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey, Whiskey

Type: Classics

Served: On the Rocks

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Fruity/Citrus-forward, Sour, Sweet

About the Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Like Mint Juleps? You’ll love the Whiskey Smash, a citrusy 19th-century cooler. It was created by legendary bartender Dale DeGroff at the Rainbow Room in New York. DeGroff calls the citrus-and-mint combination the perfect cocktail for those who say they’ll never drink whiskey.

Ingredients in the Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Garnish: Mint sprig

Glass: Rocks

How to make the Whiskey Smash Cocktail

In a shaker, muddle the lemon. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake, and double-strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice or one large ice chunk. Slap a mint sprig between your hands and use as garnish. Serve with a straw.

Watch expert bartender Erik Adkins make a proper Whiskey Smash in our How to Cocktail video.

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  1. Nice cocktail, please I need to learn more

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