Whiskey Citrus Basil Smash

Makes many drinks


Juice and zest of 4 lemons
3 lemons sliced, medium thickness
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
Makers Mark Whiskey
basil leaves for garnish


For Citrus Basil Sugar:
Preheat oven on 200 degrees for 15 minutes. Place zest of lemons, sugar and chopped basil on analuminum foil lined cookie sheet, spread out flat and bake for about 30-40 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool for 15 -20 minutes. Break apart with fingers in a small mixing bowl until mixture is very fine like sand.

For Whiskey Smash:
In a low ball heavy bottom class, place 2 slices lemon and 2 tablespoons citrus basil sugar. Smash together sugar mixture and lemons until well smashed and juicy, add 2 ounces of lemon juice and 4 ounces of whiskey and lots of cubed ice. Shake in a shaker and serve with lemon garnish and basil leaf.