With only a few more weekends left of this Indian Summer in which to properly celebrate summer's bounty, we think this recipe is the perfect way to ease into fall. Filled with fresh muddled lemon and apricot, and topped with mint, it's a lighter take on whiskey that the cocktail geniuses at Lauren Kelp devised to be equal parts delicious and easy to make.
From Lauren... I’ve only recently jumped on this whiskey train, and I must admit I waited way too long. I can’t say I’m tough enough to order a Johnny Walker straight up, I can definitely get behind a good whiskey based cocktail like this.
Apricot Whiskey Smash
|5 fresh mint leaves||1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice|
|1 apricot cut into wedges||3/4 oz. simple syrup|
|2 oz. Knob Creek Whiskey||Ice for shaking + serving|
|1 sprig fresh mint|
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves, lemon juice, apricot wedges, and simple syrup.
Add whiskey and ice to shaker.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Strain cocktail through a fine strainer into a cocktail glass (over ice if desired).
Garnish with fresh mint sprig.