Cocktail of the Month: Bourbon Smash

There's nothing like a good bourbon cocktail during these cold winter months. Similar to an Old-Fashioned, the Bourbon Smash is super easy to make!

Photo Credit: Food Network

Photo Credit: Food Network


  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus 1 sprig, for garnish
  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 2 ounces bourbon


  1. Put the simple syrup, mint leaves and lemon wedges into a cocktail shaker and muddle them until the lemons are broken down.
  2. Add the bourbon and fill the shaker with ice. Stir vigorously until very cold.
  3. Fill a rocks glass with ice and use a fine strainer to strain the drink into the glass.
  4. Garnish the drink with the sprig and serve.