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Rye Smash

rye smash

Harding’s uses rye whiskey, but you can sub any spirit into the recipe.

The ultimate choose-your-own-adventure cocktail, the smash is historically open to interpretation. At Harding’s in New York City, beverage director Derrick Turner likes to keep things simple with a spicy rye and bouquet of fresh mint, but the bar will swap in any spirit a guest chooses.


  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:mint


Muddle the mint and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add ice, whiskey and lemon juice and shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

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