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Watermelon Mint Bourbon Smash

"You can switch out the bourbon for whiskey if you prefer."

However you prefer to drink it, the bourbon smash is a really easy-going cocktail that would be a great introduction to new bourbon drinkers, or whiskey explorers. And it’s a great cocktail for highlighting that sweet summer watermelon.

Recommended glassware: Stemless Wine Glass

Watermelon Mint Bourbon Smash


  • 3-4 watermelon chunks

  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves

  • 3 lime wedges

  • 0.5 oz simple syrup

  • 2 oz Bourbon

  • Soda or sparkling water to top

  • Ice

  • Rim with Salty Watermelon


  1. Rim a glass by swirling lime juice around the top of your glass, then spin the rim in a bowl or plate of Salty Watermelon.

  2. Add mint leaves, simple syrup, and lime wedges to a cocktail shaker or jar. Muddle to release the lime juice and combine.

  3. Add watermelon chunks and bourbon.

  4. Add ice and shake until chilled, about 10 seconds.

  5. Fill glass with ice, and double strain the cocktail into the glass.

  6. Garinish with fresh mint and watermelon.

  7. Serve it up and enjoy it!


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