WTOP's Rachel Nania
November 30, -0001 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Bourbon is known for its powers to warm you from the inside out, but that doesn’t mean the spirit should be limited to the calendar’s colder months.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon’s head bartender, Benny Hurwitz, shares some of his favorite recipes for cool and refreshing bourbon cocktails — perfect for your next backyard barbecue or summer cookout.
Strawberry Whiskey Smash
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
1 strawberry, diced
4-5 fresh mint leaves
1.5 ounces bourbon
In a cocktail shaker, add in all of the ingredients, along with ice, and shake well to “smash” the flavors together. (Hint: When building a cocktail, start with the cheapest and smallest ingredients. This way, if you mess up, you’re not throwing away the good stuff.) Then, strain the ingredients into a lowball glass, filled with crushed ice. Top the drink off with a little bit more crushed ice and a mint sprig.
“It’s a good looking drink, especially for summer. It’s something that’s easy to drink, but it still tastes like a whiskey drink,” Hurwitz said. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
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