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  • Writer's pictureEmily Wunder

Bourbon Smash

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

The Dish:

I made this cocktail for a St. Patrick's Day parade and it was a crowd pleaser. By making a mint-infused simple syrup, you can cut back on the amount of syrup used and cut out a few calories.


Serving Size: 1 cocktail


  • 2 ounces bourbon

  • 1/4 ounce mint-infused simple syrup (below)

  • 1/2 lemon (cut in half)

  • 6 mint leaves (4 for simple syrup, 2 for drink)

  • Extra mint leaves or lemon wedge for garnish

Mint-Infused Simple Syrup:

Combine equal part water and sugar in a saucepan and heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Doing 1/4 cup water with 1/4 cup sugar will give plenty for this recipe. Pour into a measuring cup with 4 mint leaves and let sit. I did this the night before making the drink and it was perfect!


Place lemon, 2 mint leaves, and 1/4 ounce mint-infused simple syrup in a shaker. Muddle together. Add 2 ounces bourbon and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds.

Pour into an ice-filled rocks glass and enjoy. Cheers!

Calories per serving: 155


Thank you, Whiskey Tango Globetrot!

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Please enjoy in moderation!

The Dietary Guidelines: up to 1 drink per day for women and 2 drinks per day for men.

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