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Classic Whiskey Smash

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Muddled lemons, fresh mint leaves, and sugar are what make the base of this Classic Whiskey Smash. One sip and you will surely fall in love with whiskey!



2 oz. whiskey

3 tbsp. mint leaves (about 8 leaves)

1/2 lemon (cut into 4 pieces)

1 tbsp. white sugar

1 c. crushed ice


  1. Put the lemon, mint leaves, and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Mix well until sugar is fully dissolved and lemon juice has come out.
  2. Add the whiskey, put the lid back on, and shake for about 30 seconds.
  3. Transfer the output into an old fashioned glass.
  4. Add the crushed ice and garnish with mint sprigs.


Make sure to fill the glass halfway with crushed ice. It is also highly recommended to use a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon when mashing the mint leaves and lemon.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes