Celtic Smash

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

A refreshing, minty, whiskey based drink from Jayson Wilde of Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco.

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Celtic Smash

About This Recipe



  • For Honey Syrup:
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • For Celtic Smash:
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Glenrothes Alba Reserve Whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce Benedictine
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/4 ounce honey syrup
  • 2 orange slices
  • 6-8 mint leaves, plus one sprig for garnish


  1. 1

    Make Honey Syrup: Place honey and boiling water in a heatproof bowl. Whisk until honey is dissolved. Let cool.

  2. 2

    Make Cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add whiskey, benedictine, lemon juice, honey syrup, orange slices, and mint leaves. Shake well for 30 seconds.

  3. 3

    Place to large cubes of ice in an old fashioned glass. Strain cocktail into glass. Add mint sprig for garnish.

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