How to Make a Whiskey Smash

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How to Cocktail: Whiskey Smash

Like Mint Juleps? You’ll love this citrusy 19th-century cooler. Top San Francisco bartender Erik Adkins shows you how to make a Whiskey Smash.


  • Half a lemon, cut into wedges
  • 4 to 6 Fresh mint leaves
  • .75 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 2 oz Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Bourbon
  • Garnish: Mint sprig
  • Glass: Rocks

In a shaker, muddle the lemon. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake, and double-strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice or one large ice chunk. Slap a mint sprig between your hands and use as garnish. Serve with a straw.

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