Sunday, July 30, 2017

Raspberry Whiskey Smash

I saw this video on Instagram recently for a Blackberry Bourbon Smash. 

We decided to try out a variation of this recipe using raspberries & whiskey instead. It was super easy and impressive enough that we agreed it would go for $10-$12 if you went to a bar with fancy cocktails. Make it yourself at home for a fraction of that.  

Raspberry Whiskey Smash (adapted from Half Baked Harvest)

  • Handful of fresh raspberries (about 10), a few extra to garnish
  • 7 mint leaves, a sprig extra to garnish
  • Juice and zest from half a lemon
  • 1-2 T honey
  • 1 oz whiskey
  • Ginger beer (or ginger ale)
  • Granulated sugar


1. On a shallow plate, combine sugar and the lemon zest (could use lime if you prefer). Run the lemon wedge around the edge of your glass, then invert onto the plate to create a sugar/lemon rim.

2. In a cocktail shaker (or we used a large mason jar), add your raspberries, mint, lemon juice and honey. Use a muddler to smash the ingredients together and release the juices. Add the bourbon and muddle a bit more.

3. Add crushed ice to your rimmed glass, then pour the drink over the ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with the extra raspberries and mint sprig. 

*This recipe is for one drink, but multiply it for as many drinks as you'd like! 

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