Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Bourbon Basil Smashless Smash

April 20, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Hey Hey!

We hope you're well! Today we're keeping things nice, simple, easy breezy and we're making a smash! Smashes have been around for at least the last century. There are many different variations of smashes out there but they have a common denominator.... a spirit, a sweetener, fresh herb,  fruit/fruit juice and it’s served over ice. Perfect for the longer and warmer springtime days. We're calling it a smashless smash only because we didn't muddle any fruit here.  We hope you enjoy. As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages 

This recipe makes 2 drinks. Let's get smashed!

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Here's what you need:

For Garnish
2 Small Basil Leaf bunches

For Drink
4 oz. Bourbon
2 oz. Lemon Lime Simple Syrup 
2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
10 Basil Leaves
Crushed Ice or Ice Cubes
2 Rocks Tumblers

For Lemon Lime Simple Syrup
2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
2 oz Water
5 tsp. Granulated Sugar

You'll also need a  Shaker Cup and Hawthorn Strainer. 

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Let's Make the Lemon Lime Syrup:

Many cocktails call for a simple syrup which is equal parts sugar and water. We've made a simple syrup before, click here. This version adds lemon and lime juice instead of vanilla.

Combine all ingredients (lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and water) in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar has dissolved completely. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain into a clean container, cover and refrigerate. Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
 

Let's Make the Drink:

  1. In a shaker cup, add:
    • Several Ice Cubes
    • Basil Leaves (slap them in your hands once or twice in order to get the most flavor out)
    • Bourbon (4 oz)
    • Simple Syrup (2 oz)
    • Lemon Juice (2 oz)
  2. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  3. Pour over  Ice into 2 rocks tumblers
  4. Add more Ice
  5. Garnish with basil leaves
  6. Enjoy! 


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"You know what rhymes with Monday? Bourbon."


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