The Bourbon SMASH

Soo, in light of the summer-inspired meal I just shared, I think I should encourage you all to make THIS gorgeous thing to go along with it!  If you are a bourbon-lover, like yours truly, this may very well be your new favorite cocktail.

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This was adapted from Geoffrey Zakarian’s SMASH recipe, and it is very similar, so kudos to him!  A couple of tips I have learned from my mixology experimentation, thus far, is that it saves A LOT of time if you make a batch of simple syrup in advance.  It will last for about a month in the fridge.  Chill your glasses in the freezer, too; it will help to keep it cold!

1.5 ounces Simple Syrup
16 Mint Leaves
3 Meyer Lemon Wedges
3 Lemon Wedges
4.5 Ounces Good Bourbon

1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint, simple syrup, and lemon wedges.  Really smash it up in there to release all of the mint oils.  Add the bourbon and some ice.  Shake vigorously, and strain into two glasses.  Garnish with mint.  You will not be dissappointed.

*Cheers!!*

 


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