Rye Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Rye Whiskey Smash Cocktail

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 1 Serving

You cannot get any simpler, or more flavorful, than this fresh and invigorating rye whiskey smash cocktail.


  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 3/4 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • lemon wedge and mint sprig to garnish


  1. Pre-chill a cocktail glass by placing it into the freezer for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the lemon wedges, mint leaves and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker and muddle gently until the mint leaves are bruised.
  3. Fill the shaker with ice and then add the rye whiskey.
  4. Vigorously shake the mixture for 35 seconds and then strain into the chilled cocktail glass filled with cracked ice.
  5. Garnish the drink with the lemon wedge and the mint sprig and then serve immediately.

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