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Whiskey Smash

Like Mint Juleps? You'll love the Whiskey Smash, a citrusy 19th-century cooler. Legendary bartender Dale DeGroff at the Rainbow Room in New York modified the classic recipe by adding muddled lemon wedges. DeGroff calls the citrus-and-mint combination the perfect cocktail for those who say they'll never drink whiskey.



  1. Muddle the lemon in a shaker.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake.

  3. Double-strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.

  4. Slap a mint sprig between your hands and use as garnish.

  5. Serve with a straw.