Happy Hour: Positively Smashing

Jul 29, 2011

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.

image and recipe courtesy of Gourmet

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…

Thread Social White Eyelet Dress (Gilt Groupe, $199)

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