Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Whiskey Smash

Drink: Whiskey Smash
Establishment: Rainbow Room
Location: New York City, New York
First Connoisseur: Holly (someday)

This drink was made famous by James Beard award-winning barman Dale DeGroff. We are modifying his classic recipe to the one it looks like he pours on the new Showtime documentary,  Hey Bartender. It is a smash, so remember you're going to smash up your mint. It's ok, you're also going to double strain!

2 lemon quarters
3 to 4 mint leaves
1 1/2 ounces Makers Mark bourbon
3/4 ounce Pierre Fernand dry curaçao
1/2 ounce simple syrup

Muddle lemon quarters, mint and simple syrup in the bottom of a Boston shaker glass. Add bourbon and dry curaçao and shake. Double strain into a rocks glass packed with ice. Garnish with lemon wedge and a mint sprig.

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