Whiskey Smash


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The Whiskey Smash is a smooth, tart cocktail and it tastes like grown-up lemonade. I already know that I’m going to be making this drink all summer long for every possible occasion.

I love finding a great new cocktail to share with friends and the Whiskey Smash is exactly that.

I tried this drink for the first time about a month ago when some of my girlfriends were in town for our Food Blogger Sleepover weekend. It was an absolute food and laughter fest. (Rebecca, Meseidy, Joan, Lynne, and Christi, I miss you all so much!)

The whole weekend was reminiscent of the best high school sleepover, plus amazing food (including learning to make mozzarella cheese!), shopping, hilarious moments, and way too many late nights.

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Whiskey Smash

Recipe adapted from an with thanks to The Noshery (Thanks, Meseidy!)


  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice juice of 2 medium lemons
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1/3 cup 3 ounces bourbon whiskey, I use Bulleit whiskey
  • ice cubes and crushed ice
  • Optional garnish: sliced lemon wedges mint leaves


  • Place the mint leaves, the lemon juice, and the syrup in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler (or the handle of a wooden spoon) to crush the mint leaves. Add the whiskey and fill the shaker with ice cubes. Close and shake until icy cold, at least 1 minute.
  • Fill 2 old-fashioned glasses with crushed ice and divide the drink between the two glasses. Garnish with lemon wedges and mint leaves. Enjoy!
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Rachel Cooks says

    Loved following along with your sleepover via social media – it looked like SO much fun! Someday we'll meet…right?!?! I hope. Meet and drink whiskey smashes together. 🙂

    Also – my mint is going CRAZY so the timing on this is perfect!