The origin of the Bourbon Smash cocktail is uncertain and there are no concrete historical records documenting its creation.
MUDDLE raspberries in base of shaker
Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass
Tips to Prepare a Better Bourbon Smash Cocktail:
- Quality Ingredients: Use high-quality bourbon, fresh lemon juice, and fresh herbs for the best flavor.
- Muddle with Care: Be gentle when muddling the ingredients to avoid releasing any bitter flavors from the herbs.
- Extra Chilling: Chill the glassware in the freezer beforehand to keep the cocktail colder for longer.
- Balanced Sweetness: Adjust the sweetness of your Bourbon Smash by adding simple syrup gradually, tasting as you go.
- Fresh Ice: Add fresh ice cubes to the glass before pouring the cocktail to prevent dilution and maintain a nice chill.
- Garnish Wisely: Choose garnishes that complement the flavors of the cocktail, such as a sprig of fresh mint or a lemon twist.
- Experiment: Feel free to experiment with different herbs or fruits to add your personal touch to the Bourbon Smash.
- Enjoy Responsibly: Remember to drink responsibly and in moderation.