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.
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.