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Whiskey Smash

  • Author: Bryton Taylor @ Food in Literature


Units Scale
  • 1 tsp castor sugar
  • 2 tsp water
  • 34 sprigs of mint
  • 45 ml whiskey
  • crushed ice


  1. Muddle together the mint, sugar and water to extract the mint flavour.
  2. Add the whiskey and shake well.
  3. Strain into an old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice.


For this recipe we went back to an original source, Jerry Thomas’ Bartender’s Guide (1887). A look online seems to have citrus (typically lemon) added in to more modern versions of this cocktail.