The Whiskey Smash is basically a mojito with whiskey instead of rum and lemon instead of lime (works better with whiskey). This is not a drink for every palate. If you don’t like mojitos, you probably won’t like this. And don’t feel bad if you don’t – mint is a strong flavor, and it just doesn’t work for everyone as part of a cocktail.
That said, this is one well put together cocktail, with every ingredient in the recipe having been tweaked carefully until it all goes together just right.
- 1 1/2 ounces whiskey
- 2 pieces of lemon
- several mint leaves
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce club soda
In a mixing glass, muddle your mint, lemon, club soda and simple syrup. Next, add the bourbon and shake it all up. Fill a chilledwith crushed ice and strain the mixture into it. Garnish with mint.