How To Make A Descanso Beach Smash


Cocktail Shaker
Hawthorn Strainer
Fine Strainer
25ml Jigger
Bar Spoon



Your absolute fave Whiskey or Rocks glass

The Descanso Beach Smash is a great way to enjoy a Rye as a refreshing fruity and bitter drink. It has great colour and is quick and easy to make. You don't even have to pretend to be a whiskey buff.


4 Slices of Lemon
4-5 Mint Leaves
50ml Rye Whiskey
20ml Aperol
5ml Simple Syrup (Sugar Syrup)
3 Slices of Orange to garnish


Pick 4-5 fresh Mint leaves and give them a slap to activate it before adding to you cocktail shaker. Then add 3 slices of lemon and gently muddle together.

Add ice, your Whiskey, Aperol and Simple Syrup. Shake well. Make some noise. Cause a scene. Shake until the outside of your shaker feel cold to the touch.

Using your Hawthorne strainer and fine strainer, strain into your rocks glass over ice. Give it a wiggle to get out every last drop.

Garnish with a trio of fresh orange slices. Add a sprig of mint if your feeling extra fancy.

Sit back, sip and enjoy.