Kitchen Notes

Bourbon Smash

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.