Holiday weekends are made for one thing and one thing only– relaxing (though, points if you answered “mattress sales”). But part of the beautiful, somewhat indulgent luxury of a long weekend in the summer is the act of spoiling one’s self a little… with a little extra sun, a little too much in your stomach, and a little nip of something nicer than your summer-round beer. Indulge in a great American classic of another type with a Whiskey Smash. Lucky for you, the folks at American Drink have taken the guesswork out of it… so all you have to do is mix it up and take a load off. Smashing.
- 2 to 4 lemon pieces (cut the lemon into eighths)
- 5 to 10 mint leaves
- 3 dashes bitters (feel free to experiment with different types)
- ¼ oz. to ¾ oz. simple syrup (to taste)
- 2 to 3 oz. rye, bourbon, or whiskey
To make it, muddle all ingredients but the bourbon (slash-rye-slash-whiskey) in the bottom of a shaker glass. Add bourbon and shake well with ice. Strain into a small glass with a bit more ice and garnish with additional mint and lemon.
Wishing everyone a good weekend– and a few good drinks.