lemon, cut into quarters
fresh mint leaves
Maker’s Mark bourbon
Sprig of fresh mint
Lemon wheel, for garnish
I created this whiskey smash recipe for the opening menu of Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain in 2005.
- Muddle the lemon, mint leaves, and simple syrup in the bottom of a Boston shaker glass. Add the bourbon and ice cubes and shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with the mint sprig and lemon wheel.
Reprinted with permission from The New Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff copyright © 2020. Photographs by Daniel Krieger. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.