in , , , , ,

Orange Bourbon Smash

Spring brings the perfect opportunity to refresh your cocktail menu with something special. The Orange Bourbon Smash blends the smooth, rich taste of bourbon with the fresh zest of mandarin orange and the sweet complexity of orange liqueur and Vermouth. It’s a favorite because of its straightforward, fresh flavors that provide just the right kick. It’s perfect for a sunny day or a casual evening out. You’ll find it’s a great addition to any gathering. Try making this Orange Bourbon Smash today.

This post may include affiliate links; for details, see our disclosure policy

Save Recipe Form

orange bourbon smash

Orange Bourbon Smash

Prep Time: 5 minutes
No ratings yet
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon, Orange
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Try the Orange Bourbon Smash today – a perfect mix for spring. Refresh your taste now.


  • 2 oz Orange Juice juiced
  • 1 ½ oz Bourbon
  • ½ oz Grand Marnier or Triple Sec or another orange liqueur of your choice
  • ½ oz sweet Vermouth
  • A few dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Optional: mint leaves for garnish


  • Muddle the Mandarin: In a shaker, muddle the mandarin segments to release their juice and essential oils. You want to break them down well to blend the flavors into the drink.
  • Add Liquids: Pour the Bourbon, Grand Marnier, sweet Vermouth, and a few dashes of Angostura bitters into the shaker.
  • Shake: Fill the shaker with ice, covering the liquid. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds to chill and mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Strain and Serve: Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. The straining helps remove the mandarin pulp, leaving you with a clear, smooth cocktail.
  • Garnish: Optionally, garnish with a sprig of mint or a wheel of mandarin on the rim of the glass for an extra touch of flair.
  • Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy the vibrant, citrusy notes of your Orange Bourbon Smash.
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let us know how it was!
Orange Bourbon Smash
See also  Pineapple Coconut Margarita
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

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.

Follow them on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Google Guide and MuckRack.

rosemary bourbon lemonade

Rosemary Bourbon Lemonade

Tropical Passion Fruit Moscow Mule

Tropical Passion Fruit Moscow Mule