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Classic Bourbon Smash

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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Yield 1 cocktail
Category Cocktails
Cuisine American
Author Lauren Grant


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: 1cocktailCalories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 15gSodium: 5mgSugar: 13g
Keywords bourbon smash, classic bourbon smash, maple bourbon smash, whiskey smash
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