Plum Sage Bourbon Smash Cocktail Recipe
The first printed record of a “smash” cocktail is found in the 1862 publication, How to Make Mixed Drinks, or the Bon-Vivant’s Companion, by Jerry Thomas. The original Whiskey
Smash is very similar to a traditional julep, with the primary difference being that the fruit and aromatics are more aggressively muddled.
In recent years, there has been a resurgence of pre-Prohibition Era cocktails in popular culture. Many of the finest bars, pubs, and clubs have been bringing back historical cocktails like the Smash, the Bee’s Knees and the Pink Lady. Many early cocktails utilized raw egg whites to add a certain viscosity and buoyancy to the drinks.
This is a garden-fresh variation of a smash, replacing whiskey with small batch bourbon and showcasing the unique flavor pairing of plum and sage. Strained straight into a glass yields a cocktail that is thick and pulpy. The addition of ice and a splash of soda will significantly lighten the mouth-feel of the Plum Sage Bourbon Smash. Although we’ve chosen black plums and orange bitters, there is no reason why you can’t mix it up and experiment with other plum varietals and one of the hundreds of bitters flavors available on the market today.
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