Whiskey may make you think of winter but the Whiskey Smash will change your mind. It is bright, fresh and a light cocktail. Again, squeezing your own fresh lemon juice will make all the difference so take the extra time to juice a few lemons.
Fresh Lemon Juice
Simple Syrup or Agave Syrup
The picture is a bit misleading since I used a blend of Whiskey and Rye, an all Rye version is fantastic as well. Either muddle the Mint at the bottom of the glass or give it a good clap between your hands to release the oils. Fill the glass with ice and fill it 2/3 with Lemon Juice (about 3-4 lemons) and 1/3 Whiskey. It is pretty tart as is so a shot of Simple Syrup helps to balance out the cocktail.