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TGIF–Signature Cocktail

Whiskey Smash

Sounds all daring & mysterious, doesn’t it. What I found out during my research was that during Prohibition, they had to disguise alcoholic drinks in order to enjoy them. So, this is why it “looks” like your every day kind of drink.

Now, it sure does look pretty and boy, does it back a punch too! I’m certainly not a whiskey kind of girl by any stretch, but it was quite refreshing and even had a little kick to it. It had a spicy & zesty taste to it, but, surprisingly, it was very smooth going down.

Here’s how to make it if you are a whiskey kind of gal or guy….


  1. 2 pieces lemons

  2. 2-3 mint leaves

  3. 3/4 oz simple syrup

  4. 1 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey

  5. 1 oz water


  1. Muddle the lemon, mint, water and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass

  2. Add bourbon, shake and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice

  3. Garnish with a sprig of mine and serve


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