Summer Cocktail: The Whiskey Smash

This classic whiskey cocktail is simple and refreshing perfect for enjoying on a summer evening!

Recipe (Serves 2)



  • 4 ounce (8 tablespoon) whiskey
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced into 4 wedges
  • 10 large mint leaves
  • 2 ounce (4 tablespoon) simple syrup or maple syrup
  • soda water, for serving
  • Crushed ice, for serving


  1. Place the lemon wedges and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Muddle 4 to 5 times to extract flavor.
  2. Add the whiskey and maple syrup and fill the shaker with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a glass. If desired, add a splash of soda water. Serve with crushed ice.