Restaurant Reviews

Thirsty Thursday: The Bourbon Smash at Salt & Char

September 15, 2016

Bourbon smash at Salt & Char

One of the reasons I love Thursdays? Well… it’s basically the last real “I’m actually working” day of the week. Because let’s be honest – Fridays are mostly spent doing two things: Looking at Facebook and looking at the clock.

That’s why Thursday is a great day to kick off the weekend spirit, with a spirit.

That’s right – I’m talking about DRAAAAANKS.

To kick off my fall series of Thirsty Thursday, I visited Salt & Char earlier this week to check out how their Bourbon Smash ($13) is made. And of course, to taste it too!

“Made with Buffalo Trace bourbonβ€”it’s a hearty and rich choice perfect for fall nights. But then we add mint and lemon juice, giving the drink takes on a fresh flavor.”

Watch how it’s made featuring Emily, the bartender, and be sure to get yourself in to Salt & Char ASAP to taste this refreshing drink before it’s gone!

Salt & Char’s Bourbon Smash
Makes 1

6-8 mint leaves
1 1/2 ounces bourbon, such as Buffalo Trace
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
1 ounce mint simple syrup*
lemon wheel, for garnish
mint sprig, for garnish

Rip mint leaves into pieces and place into cocktail shaker with remaining ingredients and add ice. Shake and double strain over crushed ice into rocks glass. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig.

*Mint Simple Syrup: Add 1 cup water and 2 cups sugar to a medium pot and cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add 10 minute leaves to the hot syrup and let steep 10 minutes. Strain out mint leaves and reserve syrup

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