If you love whiskey, you are going to love this classic Whiskey Smash recipe. It comes together with only four ingredients, and it needs to be a staple in your cocktail rotation!
I am a whiskey lover. You could say that whiskey is my love language. That wasn’t always the case, Back in college, I was a Cosmopolitan Cocktail girl. But now I’ve come to appreciate a great bottle of whiskey or bourbon.
A bottle of Knob Creek is the carrot you need to dangle for me to get something done. Just a little in a glass with a giant ice cube and I am a happy happy girl. It is absolutely smooth and perfect on its own, but even better when you mix it into a simple cocktail with just a few ingredients, like this Orange Spice Old Fashioned or this Whiskey Smash cocktail!
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It is so simple to make the best Whiskey Smash recipe. You need just a few ingredients. Start with a good quality whiskey. Since this drink is only a few ingredients and whiskey is the primary one, you ideally want a whiskey you could drink on it it’s own. Traditionally, a Whiskey Sour is made with bourbon whiskey. As I mentioned, I prefer Knob Creek, but if some other whiskey gets your motor going, go for it.
Next, you need a lemon and some fresh mint. While there are different ways of making a Whiskey Smash recipe, my preferred method combines the mint leaves, lemon, and simple syrup in a mixing glass. You muddle them together, then you add in some ice and some beloved whiskey. Mix it all together and strain it into a cocktail glass that you’ve filled with crushed ice. Garnish with more mint and serve!
If you like your drinks a little less sweet, add less simple syrup. Since it is primarily whiskey, this drink has a nice delicious kick to it, so proceed with caution, my friends!
Want more whiskey cocktails?
- Apple Whiskey Sour
- Jalapeno Lynchburg Lemonade
- Bourbon Cherry Smash
- Lucky Whiskey Sour
- Orange Whiskey Cocktail
- Manhattan Drink
- Whiskey Sour
- More drink recipes…
Tools used to make this Whiskey Smash recipe
Muddler: This classic bar tool is a must have for incorporating fresh ingredients into your drinks. This muddler also comes with a bar spoon for stirring your cocktail to perfection.
Jigger: Every home bartender should have a jigger for measuring their cocktail ingredients. This one has a no-slip grip and is marked with increment measuring lines so you can make the perfect cocktail every time.
Rock Glass: I’m a cocktail enthusiast and a great cocktail should be served in a quality glass. These rocks glasses have a great weight to them and the classic design will never go out of style.
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces bourbon whiskey
- 1/4 of a lemon
- 3 or 4 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnishing
- In a mixing glass, combine the lemon, simple syrup, and mint leaves.
- Muddle together.
- Add Bourbon and shake with ice.
- Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and garnish with mint leaves.