Cocktail Recipes

Bourbon Smash Recipe

The perfect bourbon cocktail to chill down with on a hot summer day.


Smash cocktails are the perfect warm-weather drink because they use plenty of ice, fruit, herbs, and the spirit of your choice to create a cool and refreshing drink. This bourbon smash cocktail gives a nod to both the whiskey sour and the mint julep as it uses both lemon and mint to craft a drink that greets you with a wonderful aroma and even better taste.

Bourbon Smash Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 2oz Bourbon
  • 3 Lemon Wedges
  • 1/2oz Gum Syrup
  • 8-12 Mint Leaves
  • Lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish




Start by muddling the lemon wedges in a shaker tin. Next, add the mint, gum syrup, bourbon, and ice, then shake until chilled. Double strain into a double Old Fashioned glass filled with ice, then garnish with a lemon wheel and mint sprig, making sure to express the mint sprig gently on your wrist before placing it in the glass.

Hank Feist

Hank Feist

Hank Feist is the photographer & videographer for KegWorks and has been with the company since July 2019. He enjoys film photography and printing his work in his home darkroom. Hank is a connoisseur of classic cocktails and he loves creating new ones as well. He also likes to play the drums when not taking great photos or making awesome cocktails.

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