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The American Woman Whiskey Smash

The Whiskey Smash, with its perfect blend of deep, aged American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey and fresh muddled fruit and mint, offers a modern twist on a timeless classic.

The Whiskey Smash is an undisputed classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. And if you want to make it just right, you need to choose the whiskey carefully. 

American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the perfect choice. Its unique aging process in 100-year-old forest oak barrels, followed by maturation in smaller 30-gallon barrels at high altitude, results in a consistent and deep flavor that perfectly complements the freshness of muddled fruit and mint in a Whiskey Smash. So, don’t settle for anything less than the best – choose American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey to make your next Whiskey Smash.

Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Whiskey Smash Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Half a lemon, cut into wedges
  • 4-6 Fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • Crushed ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Muddle the Lemon and Mint: In a shaker, muddle the lemon wedges and mint leaves to release their essential oils and juices, which will blend beautifully with the whiskey.
  2. Add Whiskey and Syrup: Pour in 2 ounces of American Woman 92 Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey and the simple syrup. The whiskey’s robust flavor profile, enhanced by its unique aging process, adds depth to the cocktail.
  3. Shake: Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously. This chilling process is crucial for melding the flavors harmoniously.
  4. Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into a glass filled with crushed ice. The crushed ice will keep the drink cold while slowly diluting it for a balanced taste.
  5. Garnish: Garnish with a sprig of mint for an aromatic finish.

The Art of Muddling

Muddling is a key technique in making a Whiskey Smash, especially when using a whiskey as flavorful as American Woman 92 Proof. Here are some tips:

  • Gentle Touch: Over-muddling can lead to bitterness, especially with mint. A gentle press is enough to release the flavors.
  • Even Muddling: Ensure that the lemon and mint are evenly muddled to distribute the flavors throughout the drink.
  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh lemon and mint are essential for the best flavor, complementing the whiskey’s rich profile.
The American Woman Whiskey Smash

Garnish and Presentation

The presentation of a Whiskey Smash is almost as important as its taste, especially when showcasing a premium whiskey like American Woman 92 Proof.

  • Glassware: Serve in a rocks glass or a highball glass to showcase the drink’s rustic yet elegant appearance.
  • Garnish: A sprig of mint or a lemon twist not only adds to the visual appeal but also enhances the aroma, inviting the first sip.
  • Ice: Crushed ice is traditional and cools the drink quickly, making it more refreshing.