The Big Game calls for big drinks, and what pairs great with some smash mouth football? Why, a Whiskey Smash of course! Perfect for a Host Whiskey Freeze Glass.   This cocktail has been around almost as long as American Football.  For people not fond of whiskey, the Smash is a great gateway drink to try.   It actually works amazingly well with any spirit.  We have two recipes tailored to the teams in the game.  Let's look at our starting lineups.

IMG_1980The Philly Smash

The Philly Smash is a fruity smash with a touch of the Italian liqueur Averna.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey

1/2 oz. Averna

1/4 oz. lime

1/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)

4 fresh, seasonal berries

Crushed ice

Garnish: skewed raspberry, 2 drops of mezcal

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle berries with simple syrup. Add remaining ingredients, pack glass with crushed ice, give a quick stir and garnish.

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Boston's Famous Eastern Standard Bar's Whiskey Smash

Eastern Standard Bar has served thousands of this famous cocktail and it does not disappoint!

Ingredients

2 oz. Your favorite bourbon

1 oz. simple syrup

5 mint leaves

1/2 lemon, cut into quarters

Mint sprig, for garnish

Directions: Muddle mint, lemon, and syrup in a mixing glass. Add the bourbon and dry shake. Strain into a double old-fashioned glass over a tea strainer, making sure to squeeze the remaining liquid from the pulp into the glass. Fill with crushed ice and garnish with mint sprig.