Strawberry Rhubarb Smash

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


Jenny Lee-Adrian, who adapted this cocktail from one served at the NYC restaurant Little Giant, describes the combination of strawberry, rhubarb, and bourbon as "spring in a glass."


For the Rhubarb Simple Syrup

  • 4 stalks rhubarb
  • 12 vanilla bean
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar

For the Cocktail

  • 3 lemon wedges
  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • 1 oz. rhubarb simple syrup
  • 1 12 oz. bourbon
  • 1 12 oz. strawberries, washed and hulled
  • Sprig of mint for garnish
  • 1 strawberry for garnish


Step 1

Muddle the lemon, mint, strawberries and rhubarb simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add ice and bourbon. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a strawberry.

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