Last night, I met Miss M and her husband CMT at the GiltCity event at the W’s POV rooftop bar for cocktails and gossip. Okay, we gossiped, he read debt ceiling updates on his iPhone. But I digress…
The party featured a Gilt-y Pleasures bar where the bartender (I refuse to word “mixologist,” it’s positively Euro-Trash), Marco, would make you a drink based on your favorite PG-13 rated vice. In CMT’s case, this was whiskey. So the bartender treated us to one of the best cocktail I’ve had in awhile, the Whiskey Smash.
The Whiskey Smash
3 lemon pieces (cut a lemon in half and then quarter one of the halves, use three of the quarters)
5 mint leaves
1 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces Makers Mark Bourbon
Lemon wedge for garnish
1 mint sprig for garnish
Muddle the lemon pieces, mint leaves, and simple syrup in the bottom of a Boston shaker glass. Add the bourbon and shake well with ice. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lemon wedge.
And to wear while sipping this cocktail at an outdoor bar in 100-degree heat…
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