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Nectarine Whiskey Smash

A classic whiskey cocktail that first appeared in Jerry Thomas's cocktail recipe book in 1862. He called it a variation of the Julep. By 1888, it was considered a separate cocktail made of whiskey, simple syrup, mint, and "small pieces of seasonal fruit". We selected the last nectarines of summer, but a few customers told us that they make it with blackberries, too.




Nectarine Whiskey Smash


2 oz. LPS Bourbon

4 slices of nectarine

1/4 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/4 oz. burnt sugar simple syrup

4 mint leaves

1 oz. Club Soda


Put the nectarine slices, lemon juice, burnt sugar simple syrup, and mint leaves into a ball jar. Smash. Add the bourbon and the club soda and stir. Add ice. Garnish with a fresh nectarine slice and a mint leaf.


Burnt Sugar Simple Syrup


Melt 1 cup of sugar over high heat in a saucepan, stirring constantly.

When the sugar is a caramel-colored syrup, add 1 cup boiling water.

Turn off the heat and let the sugar dissolve. Cool to use. Refrigerate.


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