Cocktail the Whiskey Smash

Cocktail the Whiskey Smash

The whiskey smash is a classic cocktail with a bright flavor. The recipe first appeared in a bartender’s guidebook back in 1887 and is still delighting drinkers 134 years later. It’s also an excellent option for drinkers who are new to whiskey.
The refreshing combination of bourbon and mint is a perfect way to celebrate spring.
  • 5 to 8 leaves spearmint (to taste)
  • ¼ lemon (cut into 3 pieces)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • Garnish: mint sprig


Gather the ingredients.

In a cocktail shaker, add the mint and lemon.

Muddle thoroughly to release the juices and oils.

Add simple syrup, whiskey and fill the shaker with ice.

Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.

Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.

Garnish with a mint sprig. Serve and enjoy!

TIPS: If you don’t have a muddler, just smash the ingredients with the back of a spoon or the handle of a wooden spoon. Always rinse fresh mint before using it.

SERVING SIZE: 1 serving

TOTAL PREP TIME: 5 minutes