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.
Instructions leave out the most important part. The booze!
Aubrey Cota says
Good catch, we’ve updated the instructions to include the best part!