If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately then you know that I’ve been VERY into whiskey cocktails and this Whiskey Smash is my GO TO FAVORITE at the moment.

Today is DAY 1 of my 2020 Spring Cocktail Week where I’ll be sharing 6 amazing cocktails that are great for spring and summer and all made with a few simple ingredients!

yellow/ orange whiskey cocktail on a wood board with lemon popping out the top and a bottle of bourbon in the background. a hand place a sprig of mint into the cocktail

I’m not going to lie, I drink summery cocktails YEAR round but it’s always nice when the days get longer and I can really enjoy them even more :D

I’m relatively new to drinking Whiskey Smash cocktails but after trying it at home for the first time a few months ago, I’m HOOKED! Like legit obsessed! It’s the first bourbon cocktail I’ve ever truly loved and I’m excited for you to try it.

yellow/ orange whiskey cocktail on a wood board with lemon and mint popping out the top and a bottle of bourbon in the background

I originally wanted to make a whiskey sour until I realized that it traditionally has egg white in it and I just didn’t want to mess with that.

A smash (as opposed the the sour) also has the addition of the mint in it which I LOVE. Mint in cocktails just screams summer to me and for that reason, I have a giant pot of mint growing on our patio :D

top down shot of 2 whiskey cocktails with lemon and mint all around on a round wood board

Ingredients in a Whiskey Smash:

  1. Bourbon whiskey
  2. fresh mint leaves
  3. fresh lemon (although straight lemon juice would work as well)
  4. simple syrup (HERE is my 2 ingredient recipe for simple syrup!)

To make the cocktail, simply muddle the lemon and mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or glass to release the juice and flavors. Add in the remaining ingredients as well as some ice. Shake about 30 times or until the cocktail is fully combined and nice and cold.

Strain the liquid into a small glass filled with ice and garnish with additional lemon and mint. ENJOY!

yellow/ orange whiskey cocktail on a wood board with lemon and mint popping out the top and a bottle of bourbon in the background

Other great cocktails to try:

See how to make the Whiskey Smash recipe here:

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Whiskey Smash Recipe


  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Description

Learn how to make a simple and classic Whiskey Smash using just 4 simple ingredients!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a medium lemon, cut into wedges (plus more for garnish)*
  • 1 oz of simple syrup
  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • 5 mint leaves
  • ice

Instructions

  1. In the bottom of a shaker or glass, muddle the lemon and mint so that you release the juice and flavors.
  2. Add in the bourbon and simple syrup and then about a cup of ice.
  3. Cover the top and shake 30 about 30 times.
  4. Strain into a small glass filled with ice and garnish with extra mint and lemon. ENJOY!

Notes

*this ends up being about 1 1/2-2 tablespoons of lemon juice

  • Category: cocktail
  • Method: shaker
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: cocktail, classic cocktail, whiskey smash cocktail