Bite me, PK...
I was busy yesterday. Really busy. Incredibly busy. Super busy.
Actually, I stayed home from work and played handyman yesterday. I could've blogged, but I was too occupied with building and fixing and painting. Which, I suppose I could've blogged about. But it would have been boring.
Anyway. This week's drink is... the Whiskey Smash!
I live in the desert; my first two featured drinks have been minty and refreshing... notice a trend? What was it you once said about sunburns in February, E.? :)
Anyway, departing from my previous affair with Maker's Mark, I bought a bottle of Knob Creek when I was last at the store (It has a cork! Yes, I'm easily amused and somewhat sentimental. Sue me.). Ah, bourbon. What can I say about bourbon? Need anything be said about bourbon? I didn't think so.
So, the Whiskey Smash (from Jerry "the Professor" Thomas' Bartender's Guide or How to Mix Drinks, 1862... he called it "a julep on a small plan"). (I originally saw this at The Cocktail Chronicles... Thanks Paul.)
(Use small bar-glass. [Old fashioned glass])
Take 1 tea-spoonful of fine white sugar.
2 tea-spoonfuls of water.
1 wine-glass (2 oz.) of whiskey.
3 or 4 sprigs of tender mint.
Put the mint in the glass, then the sugar and water [Jac's note: Simple syrup FTW!]. Mash the mint to extract the flavor, add the bourbon, and fill up the glass with shaved ice. Stir up well, and ornament with two or three fresh sprigs of mint.