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
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.