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I love drinks that involve muddling. They’re always so flavorful (assuming you muddle properly). The Whiskey Smash is an amazing muddled cocktail. Try it!

Whiskey Smash

Recipe by JennCourse: cocktailDifficulty: easy


Prep time






  • 2 oz Whiskey

  • 3 to 4 sprigs Spearmint, fresh

  • 1/4 lemon, cut

  • 1 oz Simple Syrup

  • Ice

  • Garnish Ideas
  • Mint Sprig

  • Lemon Wedge / Twist

  • Black Olives (1 or 3)


  • Add mint and lemon to a cocktail shaker.
  • Muddle until fragrant and mint oils are released
  • Add whiskey and syrup.
  • Fill shaker with ice.
  • Shake vigorously until shaker is ice cold (25 to 30 seconds).
  • Fill glass with ice.
  • Strain cocktail into glass.
  • Garnish & Enjoy!


  • Simple Syrup is so easy to make yourself. In a saucepan, combine equal parts sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat & allow to cool.

Muddle it Good!

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