Strawberry Whiskey Smash

strawberry whiskey smash as summer cocktail

As we approach summer, days stretch into the night. Making way for more backyard BBQs, get-togethers (someday) and pool parties. Fresh fruits seem to replace the heavy winter snacks. Even our drink choices shift with the seasons. Its time to break out the summer cocktails. Introducing an original festival cocktail, the strawberry whiskey smash. 

Strawberry whiskey smash

This summer cocktail is a combination of pureed strawberries, simple syrup and whiskey. We chose to use Bendt No. 5 Blended Whiskey for its light body and sweetness. Made from blending five individual whiskeys. A straight bourbon, rye, malt, wheat and light whiskey. Each distilled in Lewisville then blended and bottled on-site.
Strawberries are tart and sweet, making it a fun fruit to experiment with. Depending on the batch you get, the summer cocktail might need more or less simple syrup.
The whiskey will make a big difference. Try a rye whiskey to add spice or a smoked single malt. Or a big, bold bourbon to balance contrast the strawberry. Some other whiskey suggestions are
Each whiskey will make a very different cocktail. Let us know which you prefer.
  • 2 oz whiskey
  • .75 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz strawberry puree
    • 4 or 5 fresh strawberries
How to make the strawberry whiskey smash
In a food processor or blender, puree the strawberries. Next, strain the fruit mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth. Then add the whiskey, puree and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a glass and garnish with lemon wheel (optional).
You can serve the drink up or on the rocks.
Take a look at these other summer cocktails: Sex on the beach, bourbon & pineapple or the blueberry smash. You can also check out all of the Texas Whiskey cocktails you can make at home.

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