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bourbon smash cocktail in a whiskey glass with crushed ice and a mint sprig.

Classic Bourbon Smash

  • Author: Lauren Grant
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: American


The classic Bourbon Smash! This sweet tart cocktail is refreshing and nuanced. Perfect for any occasion, even the non-bourbon drinkers will like this cocktail!


  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 4 large mint leaves
  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce pure maple syrup or simple syrup
  • Crushed ice


Add lemon wedges to cocktail shaker and muddle until juices are released, about 10 smashes.

Add mint leaves and muddle just to release flavor, about 8 smashes.

Add bourbon and maple syrup (or simple syrup), fill shaker with ice, secure second glass or lid and shake vigorously until chilled, about 15 seconds.

Fill a rocks glass with crushed ice, strain bourbon smash over ice and garnish with mint.


Don't have or want to make crushed ice? Serve this over a large square ice cube or serve it over regular ice.


  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: whiskey smash, bourbon smash, maple bourbon smash, classic bourbon smash

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