You’ll love the Whiskey Smash, a citrusy 19th-century cooler. Legendary bartender Dale DeGroff at the Rainbow Room in New York modified the classic recipe by adding muddled lemon wedges. DeGroff calls the citrus-and-mint combination the perfect cocktail for those who say they’ll never drink whiskey.
How To Make
Muddle the lemon in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake. Double-strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube. Slap a mint sprig between your hands and use as garnish. Serve with a straw.