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Apple Whiskey Smash

Here is a drink that’s perfect for anyone who loves a mix of fruity and bold flavors: the Apple Whiskey Smash. This cocktail blends the smooth, rich taste of whiskey with the fresh, crispness of apple, creating a drink that’s both refreshing and satisfying. It’s a great choice for any occasion, whether you’re relaxing at home or hanging out with friends. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll want another!

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Tasting Notes

The Apple Whiskey Smash is a delightful mix of sweet and tart, thanks to the fresh apples and lemon. The comforting aroma of whiskey will come on after the zesty lemon scent. When you take a sip, the mellow sweetness of the apple comes through, perfectly balancing the warmth of the whiskey. It’s a drink that dances on your taste buds, leaving a pleasing, smooth finish.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this drink, you’ll need a cocktail shaker, a muddler to squish the apple and lemon to release their flavors, and a strainer. For glassware, a rocks glass is perfect. It’s the kind of short, sturdy glass that makes every sip feel just right.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • Half an apple, chopped
  • Half a lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp sugar (or simple syrup)
  • A sprig of mint for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put the apple pieces, lemon wedges, and sugar into the cocktail shaker.
  2. Muddle (smash) them together until the fruit is juiced and mixed with the sugar.
  3. Add the whiskey and fill the shaker with ice.
  4. Shake well until everything is cold.
  5. Strain the mix into your rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with a mint sprig. Enjoy!
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Pro Tips

  • Use fresh apples and lemon for the best flavor.
  • Adjust the sugar to your taste. More for sweeter, less for tarter.
  • Shake the cocktail well to mix the flavors and chill the drink.

When to Serve

The Apple Whiskey Smash is perfect for early fall when apples are at their best, but honestly, it’s a hit any time of year. Serve it at parties, special dinners, or whenever you need a refreshing, tasty drink.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For this cocktail, a smooth, versatile whiskey works best. Brands like Jameson, Bulleit, or Jack Daniel’s are great choices. They have the right balance of flavor that complements the apple and lemon perfectly.

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History

The Apple Whiskey Smash is part of the “smash” family of cocktails, dating back to the 19th century. Originally, smashes were a way to enjoy seasonal fruits mixed with spirits. The Apple Whiskey Smash takes this tradition and adds a modern twist, combining the timeless flavors of whiskey and apple.

FAQs

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Yes, but different apples can change the drink’s sweetness or tartness. Experiment to find your favorite!

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You can use the end of a wooden spoon to smash the fruit and sugar together.

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apple whiskey smash

Apple Whiskey Smash

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, whiskey smash
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner

Ingredients

  • 2 oz whiskey
  • Half an apple chopped
  • Half a lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp sugar or simple syrup
  • A sprig of mint for garnish

Instructions

  • Put the apple pieces, lemon wedges, and sugar into the cocktail shaker.
  • Muddle (smash) them together until the fruit is juiced and mixed with the sugar.
  • Add the whiskey and fill the shaker with ice.
  • Shake well until everything is cold.
  • Strain the mix into your rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig. Enjoy!
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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