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Whiskey Smashed

whiskey smashed cocktail
Image: Jerry Nevins / Sloshies

Give your Kentucky Derby party an extra kick with this smashing combination of small-batch Kentucky bourbon and citrus by Jerry Nevins from his book, "Sloshies: 102 Boozy Cocktails Straight from the Freezer."

This recipe originally appeared as part of "11 Frozen Cocktails to Try Right Now."


  • 8 3/4 ounces Woodford Reserve Kentucky straight bourbon
  • 9 ounces simple syrup
  • 7 1/4 ounces mint simple syrup
  • 6 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 6 3/4 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 2 3/4 ounces water
  • Garnish: 4 mint leaves
  • Garnish: 4 lemon wheels


Serves 4.

  1. Add all ingredients into a medium-size bowl and stir to combine.

  2. Pour the liquid into a large Ziploc freezer bag and place in the freezer until frozen, approximately 4 hours.

  3. When ready to drink, massage the freezer bag by hand until it’s a wet, slushy consistency. If it’s not breaking up, run the bag quickly under hot water, and massage some more.

  4. Divide among four rocks glasses.

  5. Garnish each glass with a mint leaf and a lemon wheel.