Country Club Smash [Cocktail Recipe]

This drink was created by Brock Schulte, bar director of The Monarch Cocktail Bar & Lounge in Kansas City. “This smooth, fresh take on a classic Smash has a little island flavor, but is all-American at its core,” says Schulte. Coconut water meets fresh mint, a natural flavor partner for chocolatey crème de cacao.

Put More Green in Your Glass: Herbal Whisky Cocktails


  • 1 ½ oz. Rittenhouse rye (or other rye whiskey)
  • ½ oz. Tempus Fugit crème de cacao (or other crème de cacao)
  • ¼ oz. Becherovka herbal liqueur
  • 1 oz. coconut water
  • 6-8 mint leaves, plus 1 for garnish
  • Pinch of salt


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Hard shake. Double strain into a rocks glass with a large cube of ice. Garnish with a lightly bruised mint leaf.

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My Shrub’Rona [Cocktail Recipe]

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Shōga Koshō [Cocktail Recipe]

The chiles in this drink, which was created by Jason Kosmas, beverage director at Hai Hospitality in Austin bring some heat to a traditional Whisky Ginger.