by Jennifer Pantin on May 23, 2014
Bourbon smashes are the perfect summer drink. They are refreshing, like their cousin the Mint Julep, but with a little more bite! Take your smash to the next level by adding Pequin Chili Salt - The citrus and smoky notes of the Pequin pair perfectly with the Meyer lemons and bourbon.
Ingredients - Makes 1 cocktail
1/2 Meyer Lemon
2 sprigs Mint
2 oz. Bourbon
3/4 oz Agave Nectar
4-5 Ice Cubes
1 tablespoon + 1 pinch Pequin Chili Salt
6-8 Ice Cubes
Take a chilled glass and lightly wet the rim. Dip the edges of the glass into a tablespoon of Chili Salt until the edge is fully coated.
Slice the lemon half into thin strips, putting aside 1 piece. Next, remove mint leaves from one of the sprigs. Place lemon slices, mint leaves, bourbon, agave and a pinch of Chili Salt in a shaker. Muddle all ingredients together. Add 2-3 ice cubes and shake until contents are chilled.
Add 4-5 ice cubes to the glass and pour cocktail over ice. Garnish with lemon round and mint sprig.