DOTW: Whiskey Smash

Aaaaaand it’s still cold outside. No relief in sight. Looks like here in New York City people are staying home as much as they can. I don’t blame them. I try to do the same, but then I’m always a busy bee, buzzing around finding new nectars for my soul. But when I do stay home, and curl up on my sofa, marathon watching the Vikings, I do make myself a cocktail. I’m always searching for something new, and sometimes something old can be new to me, just because I never tried it. So I tried the Whiskey Smash, which is not necessarily the newest drink on the block. But it has staying power, because it really is delicious and easy to make. The lemon seems perfect for the weather, because hey, we need our Vitamin C…..

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz of Redemption Bourbon
  • 0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz simple syrup
  • mint leaves
  • lemon peel for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup and mint leaves (at least 2). Shake well. Add ice to a cocktail glass and drain liquids from the shaker into the glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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